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Lawmakers pledge to change hacking law during Swartz memorial

Grant Gross | Feb. 5, 2013
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act gives prosecutors too much authority, lawmakers say.

"Knowledge for everyone!" one audience member shouted.

Organizers of the memorial service asked people to get involved in the Internet freedom issues Swartz championed and in efforts to rewrite the CFAA. His friends have set up a website to organize those efforts.

"We have to finish his work," said friend Ben Wikler, executive vice president of Change.org.

 

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