Mike Masnick writes:
On Monday, we broke the news of the House Judiciary Committee circulating aterrible bill that would make the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) much worse, rather than better. It would expand definitions and make it even easier for the Justice Department to go after people for harmless activity. In fact, even the part we originally thought might fix one of the worst parts of the CFAA actually makes it worse.
Now that the bill has been out a few days, various experts on the CFAA are scratching their heads about why the House Judiciary Committee is even bothering with this draft bill.
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