Lawyer/writer Stephanie Rabiner asks that question in a piece for Reuters.
[I]t’s possible that Muto violated one of New York’s computer tampering laws. That law prohibits the “unlawful duplication of computer related material … [that] wrongfully deprives or appropriates from an owner an economic value in excess of $2,500.” Gawker reportedly paid the Fox Mole $5,000 for his posts and the accompanying videos.
Remember Joe Muto, who, after a day of writing anonymously for Gawker was revealed as the Fox mole, then fired? Of course you do. Well he’s got a book coming out this Spring all about his time at Fox News and Jim Romenesko noticed A... Read Post
TVNewser has obtained a letter sent to Joe Muto, the former “O’Reilly Factor” associate producer revealed to be a mole working for Gawker. The letter is from a law firm representing Fox News saying his actions thus far are “likely c... Read Post