"Kudos to Rep. Lofgren for her swift response. But her bill wouldn't have prevented Aaron's prosecution under the CFAA or wire fraud law," Hofmann said in a Twitter message on Tuesday. The draft bill is a good start, but she hopes to see Aaron's Law strengthened before it reaches Congress, Hofmann said in another message.
A petition launched Monday on the White House's website has also called for reforming the anti-hacking law. The act is too open ended, and any reasonable use of a computer system that isn't explicitly authorized can be classified a computer crime, it said. The petition had 2,058 signatures by late Tuesday.
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