Internet advocacy groups Demand Progress and the Internet Defense League have united to campaign for reform and updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) with the launch of a week of action.
Participating organizations, which include members of the Internet Defense League such as Reddit and Wordpress, have asked their users to contact Congress this week to express their support for reform of the CFAA.
1986 law designed to reduce Internet hacking, the CFAA allows the
federal government to prosecute Internet users for various
“The CFAA is punishing too much of our
behavior online and too much of our activity,” said Matt Wood, policy
director for Free Press Action Fund. The Free Press
is a member of the Internet Defense League (IDL). Approximately 30,000 websites participate regularly in the
organization’s Internet freedom campaigns.
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