You're invited to join CNET at its headquarters in downtown San Francisco this evening for a free, public event on Aaron's Law and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
This is how EFF describes the event, which will include drinks:
Aaron Swartz's tragic suicide, following two years of aggressive federal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), brought attention to the need to reform this harsh statute. In June, Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Jim Sensenbrenner, along with Sen. Ron Wyden, introduced Aaron's Law, which helps address how the computer crime law has been misused to criminalize all sorts of innocuous behavior of ordinary Internet users and to go after security researchers and others working for the public good. You can join the conversation on Twitter on the #CFAA hashtag.
The CFAA was, as we reported in March, never intended to apply to what Swartz was alleged to have done.
Here's the info:
CNET (CBS Interactive)
235 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Monday, July 22, 2013
Drinks served at 6:00 pm
Panel 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m