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Representative Lofgren has posted a modified draft version of Aaaron's Law, an amendment to the CFAA law that has been abused for too long. 

#aaronslaw
Thank you, Reddit and everyone else who provided feedback to the [original](http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/16njr9/im_rep_zoe_lofgren_im_i...
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http://www.kellylawblog.com/aarons-law-a-necessary-change-to-the-cfaa/

The Kelly Law Blog from Kelly / Warner weighs in on the proposed Aaron's Law. They don't take an opinion one way or the other tough :(

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Count me in.
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This community is here to support to creation and passage of "Aaron's Law". This Amendment to the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) is designed to bring is back in to line with reasonable contract law where appropriate. Initial draft and proposal by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Civil discourse only! Violators will be removed and blocked.
 
I would love to have you all in on this. I'll actually be at the CFAA discussion at Standford tonight. Please let me know if you'd be interested in joining.
 
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Not much to say - Aaron's memorial.
aaron swartz november 8, 1986 – january 11, 2013 memorial program part 1 speakers: danny o'brien taren stinebrickner-kauffman lisa rein seth...
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In a similar case, Andrew Auerheimer explored an open API on an AT&T server. No hacking, just looking through the window of an open server. Since then his life has been less than successful. No crime committed, no money lost, just made a major corporation look silly. 
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And he got 41 months and $73K in restitution! What bullshit!
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The EFF has contributed their suggested changes to the draft proposal here 
"They were trying to make an example of him," says EFF's @xor on Aaron Swartz's prosecution https://eff.org/r.3bGG. Jan 20 @ 12:06pm. Guest Memo by @qirtaiba of Consumers Internation...
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I agree. I think the original draft was written in a rush with some emotion. 
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Aaron's Law, as it is being referred to, is intended to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that was written in 1986, long before most of the technology we use daily was even created. The intention of the amendment is to make a TOS violation a civil issue rather than a potential felony criminal issue. 

The amendment has been initially posted on Reddit for discussion and comment. 
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