No More Aaron Schwartzes

Please sign this petition Electronic Frontier Foundation to decriminalize internet usage.  Here is the reform:

  1. No more criminal penalties for violating a website’s fine print
  2. No criminal penalties for circumvention techniques that protect privacy and promote security
  3. Make penalties proportionate to offenses

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 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has vague language that broadly criminalizes accessing a computer without “authorization,” but doesn’t explain what that actually means. It also contains heavy-handed penalties and shows no regard for whether an act was done to further the public good. Read More

And here is the petition site: https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9005

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