Aaron Swartz, vindicated
Van Buren and the CFAA.
It’s been eight years since Aaron Swartz took his own life. Aaron had been charged with 13 felonies under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for violating the terms of service on the JSTOR database of scholarly articles.
Prosecutors Stephen Heymann and Carmen Ortiz didn’t dispute that Aaron was allowed to access the articles he retrieved. Rather, they…