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.
California-based law firm Epstein Becker & Green P.C. has sent a legal threat on behalf of Fox News to Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton over his site's ongoing "Fox Mole" story involving recently fired Fox News employee Joe Muto.
Thanks to Joe Muto’s brief reign as the “Fox Mole” we know that Fox’s New York HQ has old computers and crummy bathrooms and have been treated to a photo of Bill O’Reilly on a boat with… Read more
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...
The “Fox Mole,” Joe Muto has an excerpt in Salon from his new book chronicling life at the cable news channel. Muto, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor attempted theft and computer tampering charges over his Gawker...