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Silicon Valley congresswoman wants to change a 1984 law that was used to prosecute Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last week.
Congressional sausage-making in Washington threatens to rewrite a controversial anti-hacking law used against the late Aaron Swartz -- by replacing it with an even more Draconian version.
Electronic Frontier Foundation and TechFreedom are organizing tonight's discussion, which is free and open to the public.
The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.
The EFF's legal director delivers harsh words for Google and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to fire up the crowd at the start of an Aaron Swartz memorial hackathon in San Francisco.
A report on the institute's role in the prosecution of the Internet activist, who committed suicide while facing federal charges over a hack at MIT, laments the school's "neutral" approach.
But he does permit limited release of documents related to Aaron Swartz's prosecution -- with names and other identifying details deleted.
A champion of open access rights to documents on the Internet, the 26-year-old activist under prosecution committed suicide earlier this year.
The nation's top law enforcement officer finds nothing to criticize in the controversial prosecution of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide months before his criminal trial was scheduled to begin.
Carmen Ortiz, who previously compared the late Internet activist to a common criminal, tells a Boston radio station that charges of overzealousness by her office are "unfair."