Monday, June 24, 2013

Aaron's Law

Justice for Aaron Swartz and maybe you too.

Friends, please considering signing on to this important campaign from Demand Progress:

The Internet and all those who care about Aaron took a big step forward today: Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Sen. Ron Wyden just introduced "Aaron's Law", which would fix some of the worst parts of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, including those which make it a potential crime to violate terms of service agreements -- that fine print that nobody reads at the bottom of a website.

Click here to list yourself as a "citizen cosponsor" of Aaron's Law, and we'll also let your lawmakers know that you want them to cosponsor the bill.

The CFAA is the law under which Aaron Swartz and other innovators and activists have been threatened with decades in prison. It is so broad that law enforcement says it criminalizes all sorts of mundane Internet use: Potentially even breaking a website's fine print terms of service agreement.

Don't set up a Myspace page for your cat. Don't fudge your height on a dating site. Don't share your Facebook password with anybody: You could be committing a federal crime.

Just click here to be counted as a supporter of Aaron's Law:

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