In a story that sounds mighty similar to the Andrew "weev" Aurenheimer situation, two reporters from the Scripps News service have been told that they may be hit with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) charges after a Google search they did turned up personal data on 170,000 customers that two telcos left exposed. Show More Summary
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is consistently inconsistent. Even as he personally lobbies to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), Craiglist has been using that same law to sue competitors. Peace, love and litigation over...Show More Summary
Craigslist cannot protect its listing under copyright law in its case against apartment listings site PadMapper, but the app may still be in hot water with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
I don’t claim to be real good with the computer and the internet. So it is entirely possible that I missed Media Matters’ mea culpa and apology now that even the NY Times has vindicated Andrew Breitbart on the Pigford fraud. Please help me find Media Matters’ apology. I searched the Media Matters’ website for all [...]
David Nosal was charged under the same statute that Aaron Swartz was facing when he took his life, 1984’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is too vague and broad to make sense in an increasingly computer-mediated world. Yet legislators don't seem to get it.
The FBI had plenty of recorded conversations before they went in looking for evidence on computers.
This week is "Cyber Week" in the House of Representatives, with the body slated to vote on CISPA and on a handful of other cyber security and reesarch bills. Among them was supposed to be an update of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,...Show More Summary
A bill to broaden the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been tabled indefinitely.
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But which law? Here’s a hint: it’s the same one public document hacker Aaron Swartz allegedly violated. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Call a legal source, CFAA, Computer Fraud and...Show More Summary
The proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act spurred more than just angry tweets. The EFF and others are calling for people to rise up and flood congressmen with CFAA reform demands.
We've been talking a lot lately about the need for serious reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which was initially supposed to be a law about malicious hacking, but has been used repeatedly by the DOJ and others to attack something so simple as a minor terms of service violation as a potential felony. Show More Summary
“The Departments of Justice of both the Bush and Obama administrations have embraced an expansive interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that would literally make it a crime for many kids to read the news online,” report Dave Maas and Trevor Trimm. Are you a teen who reads news online? If so, … Read More
A huge portion of the web advertising eco-system is based on fraud, according to Spider.io, a company that analyzes web traffic. The company tells AdExchanger that it has detected a massive botnet — a network of computers controlledShow More Summary
(Orin Kerr) As I recently noted, Congress is considering legislation to increase maximum punishments under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Here’s my question for supporters of this legislation: Can you identify any cases under the current version of the CFAA in which judges sentenced defendants to the current maximum sentences? In other words, have there been [...]
In the wake of Aaron Swartz's death there has been a renewed effort to reform the Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (CFAA); one such effort being Aaron's law. But some in Congress, rather than reforming the law, are looking to make it even worse.
On Monday, we broke the news of the House Judiciary Committee circulating a terrible bill that would make the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) much worse, rather than better. It would expand definitions and make it even easier for the Justice Department to go after people for harmless activity. Show More Summary
Changes proposed to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act include strengthening prison sentences and broadening the definition of computer crime.
A draft bill from the United States House of Representatives concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is unsettling. A new provision included could greatly expand its ability to punish,... Keep reading ?