Aaron Swartz’s tragic suicide, following two years of aggressive federal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), brought attention to the need to reform this harsh statute. In June, Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Jim Sensenbrenner, along with Sen. Ron Wyden, introduced Aaron's Law, which helps address how the computer crime law has been misused to criminalize all sorts of innocuous behavior of ordinary Internet users and to go after security researchers and others working for the public good.
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Drinks served at 6:00pm
Panel 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Declan McCullagh, CNET
Berin Szoka, TechFreedom
Trevor Timm, EFF
Marcia Hofmann, attorney
To Be Determined