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Help Protect the Next Aaron Swartz - YOU

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CFAA, Aaron Swartz, Petition, protect, broad criminalization, online activity, usa, tragic, overreach )

- 1836 days ago -
Aaron was treated like a dangerous criminal because the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) gives absurdly broad powers to corporations and prosecutors to criminalize an array of online activity. It cost 26 year old Aaron his life! Are you next?

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Judy C (97)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:15 am
This was such a sad story. Thirty-five years for downloading those journal articles? A person doing that is just downloading items from a database that requires a subscription, and is free for your use if you are a student at a University library that subscribes to JSTOR. Such an offense should perhaps be punishable by a small fine, not this ridiculous response. This action is very ominous for all of us. Signed. thanks Dandelkion.

Ellen m (215)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:23 am
This was a case of negligent homicide by the prosecutor at the very least..
Thankfully because of it things may change, but i sure hope when we do get a law to stop this BS, it will be named after Aaron.
We owe him that for being the light that shined brightly enough to expose the dangers hiding from all of us..
Thanks Sheryl

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:31 am
There is also Another petition on Kit's story, please sign that one as well as the one here at visit site.
The Other Petition

Autumn S (151)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:57 am
I signed both. Such a sad, sad story. Aaron was so very young and had his life ahead of him. Thanks for posting, Dandelion

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:02 am
Thank you so much for sharing this Dandelion ~ happily signed!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:21 am
signed and shared, thanks Dandelion

Sue H (7)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:53 am
Noted and absolutely signed, thanks. Other petition signed on 4/6/13.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:16 am
Both signed, TU

Terry V (30)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:23 am
RIP Aaron............

Pat B (356)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:51 am
What a sad story, and tragedy.!! I signed both petitions, and passing this on too. Thanks, Dandelion for this.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:00 pm
Thanks Sheryl!!

Barbara K (60)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:51 pm
This brilliant young man was driven to his death much too soon. R.I.P. Aaron, wish you were still among us.

Jelica R (144)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:17 pm
I think that Congress will vote on CFFA today.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:15 pm
This is such a senseless tragedy. Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Sheryl.

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:14 pm
All signed, noted and shared on FB.

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:05 am
This was so horribly tragic you just wish you could somehow re-wind the film................ May what happened to Aaron never have to happen to another....... Thanks Dandelion, very gladly signed.

TOM TREE (246)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:48 am
signed and shared, thanks

. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:50 am
This prosecutor should be held criminally responsible and sentenced to whatever prison time we can give her. Anybody else associated with her should be guilty of complicity to commit murder or manslaughter or whatever the case may be.

Mary T (178)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:37 pm
Thanks Dandelion signed already.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:46 pm
For anyone coming onto this thread. I know there is another petition that Kit placed on the news, be sure that you sign both. This is a different one and if you hadn't signed hers, I have the hotlink above in my comment further up the thread.

Vicky P (476)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:05 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Dandelion

Birgit W (160)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:27 pm
I don't have a zip code.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:32 pm
Very gladly signed & noted. Signed Kit's petition, well as all that come in private e.mails from various other groups. This young man will not be forgotten.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:35 pm
Signed, thanks for sharing Sheryl - very sad!

Roxie H (350)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:50 pm
ty dandy 1 :) smile

reft h (66)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:34 pm
how could anyone be treated so harshly .... sad

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:09 pm
there are more important issues they should be focused on

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 1:54 pm
all signed! Thanks!

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 12:36 am
Makes me sick I signed ages ago how did I miss this Dandelion

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:46 am
The most important thing Rose is you signed. I thank you all. Our Government, or at least the People who are currently holding seats in our Government care more for the Almighty Dollar than they do the People of this Country. They best start Standing up for each other, we don't need any more Aaron Swartz, Tomas Youngs, and a host of toxic disasters playing out in many neighborhoods as I write.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:46 am
we need to protect all truth seekers...thanx Sheryl
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