We are activists and academics who support reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. (Demand Progress, Aaron Swartz's partner Taren, EFF, FFTF, Competitive Enterprise Institute, likely Lessig, Orin Kerr, Tim Wu, and others.)
IF YOU'RE IN BOSTON: Come to our rally on Saturday: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/boston_rally/
And join our ThunderClap to promote said rally: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/1805-demand-action-for-aaronswartz
We are Demand Progress, Aaron Swartz's partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Free Press, Orin Kerr, Jennifer Granick, Lawrence Lessig, Marvin Ammori, Tim Berners Lee.
Some of us will be on throughout, others will pop in and out over the course of the afternoon. (Lessig, TBL, etc won't be able to answer every single question, but will probably get to those voted up to the top.)
We are here to discuss the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) which we are striving to reform, and under which Aaron Swartz, Andrew Auernheimer (weev), and others have been prosecuted and which potentially makes felons out of millions of Americans by criminalizing website terms of service violations.
We hail from across the political spectrum and we have somewhat divergent opinions about what the ideal CFAA would look like. But we all agree that the CFAA allows law enforcement to engage in frivolous prosecutions and/or to seek penalties that are severely disproportionate to alleged offenses -- and that this stifles innovation and speech and must be fixed.
Tiffiniy Cheng (FFTF)=textdog; David Segal (Demand Progress)=davidadamsegal; Trevor Timm (EFF)=trevorEFF; Jennifer Granick (Stanford)=Granick; Ryan Radia (CEI)-ryanradia; Taren=tarensk; Marvin=Amarv1n; Orin Kerr (GWU)=OrinKerr; Mark Jaycox (EFF)=MarkEFF; Cindy Cohn (EFF)=CindyEFF; Josh Levy (Free Press)=levjoy; Tim Berners-Lee (WWW inventor)=timbl