Aaron Swartz and Cybercrime: Time To Wake Up


The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was written in response to 1983’s War Games, according to EFF attorney Marcia Hofmann.

Not only is it stone age in origin, much of its sweeping power rests in one ill-defined phrase — unauthorized access — and one contract clause — terms of service. Yes, this is a law that is both civil and criminal in nature. Continue reading