Kenneth Vanko, Russell Beck and I have just completed our second Fairly Competing Podcast, “The Prosecution of Aaron Swartz.” As many of you already know, the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz has generated tremendous media attention and legal scrutiny since Swartz committed suicide last month (for my thoughts, check out this earlier post).
In this episode, we discuss the prosecution of Swartz under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). We also discuss the policies behind the CFAA, and in particular, the prospect of criminalization of terms of service violations. Finally, we discuss proposed legislation and efforts to modify the CFAA in the wake of this tragic story. We kept this podcast to about 20 to 25 minutes, which will remain our goal for future podcasts (no small feat for three lawyers).
You can listen to the podcast by clicking the link below, going to the website Fairly Competing, or subscribing to the podcast on iTunes. We’d love to have your feedback (and if you like the podcast, please rate us in the iTunes Store).
Our next podcast will summarize non-compete legislative updates across the country. Hope you enjoy it!