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The tragic death of Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old coder and social activist, has shone a light on the sad truth about America’s misguided computer crime law, the breadth of discretion given to overzealous prosecutors, and the unjust results that can occur when these two things work together. Congress must update the CFAA to ensure the penalties actually make sense in light of the behavior they're meant to punish.