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in tribute Rep. Lofgren Introduces 'Aaron's Law' Pernille Ironside/ThoughtWorks (left), Haraz Ghanbari/AP (right)

Rep. Lofgren Introduces 'Aaron's Law'

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced “Aaron’s Law” on Tuesday night, announcing it via the user-generated site Reddit. The piece of legislation would modify the the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to exclude terms of service violations. “There’s no way to reverse the tragedy of Aaron’s death, but we can work to prevent a repeat of the abuses of power he experienced,” Lofgren wrote. “The government was able to bring such disproportionate charges against Aaron because of the broad scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the wire fraud statute.” Read the full bill here.

January 15, 2013 8:55 PM