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Did Joe Muto, the Fox Mole, Commit Any Crimes?

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.
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