Blog Posts Tagged with "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act"

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CFAA Does Not Bar Misappropriation when Employee Authorized

September 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The CFAA only permits claims for accessing a protected computer “without authorization” and “exceeds authorized access” “only when an individual accesses a computer without permission or obtains or alters information on a computer beyond that which he is authorized to access...”

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Ninth Circuit Narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Reach

May 07, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The crux is the recent application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act criminalizing violations of website terms of use and employer restrictions on employee computer uses, stemming in particular from what the statute’s term “exceeds authorized access” does and does not mean...

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EFF's 2011 in Review: Hacking Laws

December 31, 2011 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

2011 has been a landmark year for prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), with the feds pursuing aggressive, high-profile cases against members of Anonymous and LulzSec, as well as open access advocate Aaron Swartz...

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Use of Facebook at Work Does Not Violate the CFAA

May 24, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Frankly, had the court held otherwise virtually every employee with computer access around the country – or rather, at least within the Middle District of Florida - would have been subject to a CFAA counterclaim if fired and thereafter attempting to sue in response...

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