Aaron's Law Introduces Reform to Anti-Hacking Legislation
Aaron’s Law would eliminate any ambiguity and make those courts’ decisions the law of the land. Only people who break into computers by circumventing technical restrictions should be prosecuted as computer criminals.
More than six months after Aaron Swartz's death, legislators in Washington have finally introduced 'Aaron's Law,' a bill to reform the much-maligned anti-hacking Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Named in honor of the late activist and hacker, who was being prosecuted under the CFAA at the time of his suicide on January 12, the bill (PDF) was introduced on Thursday by Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).