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Aaron's Law: Violating a Site's ToS Should Not Land You in Jail 246

Posted by samzenpus
from the last-time dept.
Freddybear writes "Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren proposes a change to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) which would remove the felony criminal penalty for violating the terms of service of a website and return it to the realm of contract law where it belongs. This would eliminate the potential for prosecutors to abuse the CFAA in pursuit of criminal convictions for simple violations of a website's terms of service."

Comment: See ya later! (Score 0) 473

by roidzrus (#42001453) Attached to: USPS Reports $15.9 Billion Loss, Asks Congress For Help
When they were entirely self-sufficient, no one could really complain--they didn't cost us anything, and they provided a decent-enough service. Now that they're asking for help, though, I think it's time we cut them loose, or significantly reduce their capacity. Maybe only have mail for those without computers, and deliver once a week.

Comment: Big Move (Score 4, Informative) 108

by roidzrus (#41658041) Attached to: Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business
This is a big move for Amazon, especially considering their Kindle doesn't necessarily demand huge amounts of performance, especially not in comparison to the iPad and other high-end Android tablets. I never really thought they would go this way, but now I can't help but wonder if they're going to expand toward phones as well. It seems that they could have just as easily sourced chips from Qualcomm unless they had something huge planned.

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