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Appeals court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker 'Weev'

A federal appeals court rules that Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was tried in the wrong state and overturns his conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

By April 11, 2014

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Call to action kicks off second Aaron Swartz hackathon

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.

By November 9, 2013

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Court rules that IP cloaking to access blocked sites violates law

In a case between Craigslist and data harvester 3Taps, a federal judge rules that changing an IP address or using a proxy server to access a blocked Web site violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

By August 19, 2013

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CNET hosting Aaron's Law event tonight: Join us!

Electronic Frontier Foundation and TechFreedom are organizing tonight's discussion, which is free and open to the public.

By July 22, 2013

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Even with EFF's Congressphone, activism is a hard sell

Amid an atmosphere of increasing government mistrust, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's classic phone booth to get Defcon hackers to direct dial Congress shows it's not easy to get computer geeks to pick up the phone.

By August 3, 2013

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'Aaron's Law' rewrite backfires, reformers now on defensive

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.

By April 2, 2013

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New 'Aaron's Law' aims to alter controversial computer fraud law

Silicon Valley congresswoman wants to change a 1984 law that was used to prosecute Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last week.

By January 15, 2013

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From 'WarGames' to Aaron Swartz: How U.S. anti-hacking law went astray

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.

By March 13, 2013

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AT&T 'hacker' and Internet troll sentenced to over three years

Andrew Auernheimer, professional Internet troll, is a uniquely unsympathetic defendant. But even his detractors are protesting a 41-month prison sentence that a federal judge levied today.

By March 18, 2013

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Craigslist wins early legal victory against PadMapper, 3Taps

Nearly all of Craigslist's allegations of unlawful activities, including trespass and copyright violations, survive a motion to dismiss before a federal judge in San Francisco.

By April 30, 2013