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Any Law Named After an Individual Is a Bad Law

18th January 2013

Case in point.

‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’ Quasi-communist legislator Zoe Lofgren (D., Left Coast) takes this advice to heart and get a little tech geek love in advance of her next election campaign.

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. It looks like the government used the vague wording of those laws to claim that violating an online service’s user agreement or terms of service is a violation of the CFAA and the wire fraud statute.


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