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Aaron’s Law: don’t criminalize everyday use of the Internet

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 15:41 -- Camille Crowther

It was just a few months ago that Aaron Swartz, a co-founder of Reddit and a distinguished Internet pioneer and activist, took his own life. Swartz had found himself in serious trouble under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and was looking at a thirty-five year jail sentence, along with a $1 million fine, after engaging in civil disobedience for the open information movement.

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