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JAN 16, 2013 - ReadWriteWeb

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'Aaron's Law' Promises To Reduce Hacker Penalties

As the Internet activist, inventor and alleged criminal Aaron Swartz was memorialized in a Chicago-land synagogue yesterday, on the other side of the country a new bill was proposed aimed at reducing the penalties for Internet hackers. Facing a fine of up to $1 million and as many as 35 years in prison for computer fraud, Swartz, a co-founder of Reddit, took his own life last Friday. His family blames their son's suicide on the stress incurred by the Federal government's constant hounding. The new bill could help prevent tragedies like this from happening again. "Aaron's ... Read More

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