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Great Case from the 9th Circuit (May 13, 2016)

CA Department of Health Care Services sues the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in a special education due process hearing. May 13, 2016 decision from Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue Reading ?

3 Count: Burning, Man

Ninth Circuit rules art car not a visual work of art under VARA, Russia orders news site blocked over article infringement and more... The post 3 Count: Burning, Man appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Porn Star's Libel Suit Survives Dismissal at the Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit has greenlit a defamation lawsuit brought against the British tabloid Daily Mail Online by the former soft-core porn model Danni Ashe. It's a bit of a victory for those "public figures" who generally fight an uphill battle with regards to defamation suits.......

Appeals Court Says DOJ Can Keep Its Evidence-Production Guidelines To Itself

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Judge Alex Kozinski pointed out the obvious in a Ninth Circuit Appeals Court decision: There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it. Brady evidence -- possibly exonerating evidence that prosecutors are required to turn over to the defense -- is far too frequently withheld and/or buried. Show More Summary

A Victory for Free Speech in the Criminal Justice System

Earlier this month, the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the First Amendment rights of Darren Chaker, siding with a position Cato took in the case. A lower-court judge revoked Chaker’s supervised release...Show More Summary

“…a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it”

Last week’s Ninth Circuit case of Facebook v. Vachani is making many observers uneasy. Orin Kerr writes: For those of us worried about broad readings of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the decision is quite troubling. Its reasoning appears to be very broad. Show More Summary

Court Rules the Navy Must Reduce Use of Marine Life-Disturbing Sonar

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the regulation allowing the Navy to use its long-range sonar violates the Marine Protection Act.

In U.S. Navy VS. Marine Life Throwdown, The Dolphins Prevail

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco just ruled unanimously that the Navy misbehaved with its sonar, and at levels that could hurt and interrupt the feeding and mating of whales, seals, dolphins and walruses. Oops. Read more...

Federal Court Rules Against The US Navy, In Favor Of Whales

The US Navy has wrongly used sonar at levels that could harm whales, seals, dolphins and walruses and disrupt their feeding and mating, ruled a federal appeals court in San Francisco. In a 3-0 decision the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Vastly Expands Reach of Federal Anti-Hacking Law

Using the internet just got a bit riskier, thanks to the Ninth Circuit. In two recent rulings, separated by only one week, the Ninth Circuit has greatly expanded the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal anti-hacking law from 1989. Under the Ninth Circuit's new interpretation......

Unpermitted Use of Facebook Violated Federal Hacking Law, 9th Says

A social media company that accessed Facebook user's profiles, with the user's permission but against warnings from Facebook, violated a federal anti-hacking law, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday., a now-defunct social network aggregator, had encouraged its users to recruit others through their Facebook accounts, sending form messages......

HBO or Netflix Password Sharing Might Be a Federal Crime

If you’ve ever logged into your parents’ HBO Go account, or let your girlfriend use your Netflix login, then you, my friend, may have committed a federal crime. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that it is illegal to...Show More Summary

Sharing Your Password Is a Federal Crime, 9th Circuit Rules

The final decision from the Ninth Circuit case of United States v Nosal II has finally been filed and should make casual users of this thing we call the internet a little nervous. Nosal II involved accusations that a former employee who'd used other current employees' password information to access......

1997 Settlement Could Free Immigrant Children From INS Custody

Under the terms of a 1997 settlement, minors must be released from Immigration and Naturalization Service detention centers, the Ninth Circuit ruled last week. That settlement, known as the "Flores agreement," established a "nationwide policy for the detention, release, and treatment of minors" in INS custody, Judge Andrew D.......

3 Count: HBO No

Ninth Circuit rules sharing passwords may be a crime, artists groups ask European Commission to target online companies and B.B. King estate sued by photog. The post 3 Count: HBO No appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

It's Probably OK To Share Netflix Passwords (For Now)

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Netflix memberships are like a bag of chips. People open one up and share with their friends and family. There’s a big difference, though. Sharing a Netflix password may be a criminal act, according to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary

You now have a serious legal reason not to share your Netflix password with anyone.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

A recent ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals could technically have legal implications for those who share Netflix and HBO Go passwords (so basically everyone). The case did not deal with Netflix or HBO specifically, but it did find that sharing passwords is partially a crime prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Show More Summary

Litchfield’s Going to Get Real Crowded: Sharing Netflix and HBO Go Passwords Is Technically a Crime

Here's a fun way to live out Orange Is the New Black in real life: According to a July 5 ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, any "unauthorized" use of someone else's password is a federal crime. The ruling falls under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which takes an especially ... More »

“Court delivers a bitter pill on religious freedom”

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Should a pharmacy owner with religious scruples be free not to stock a drug? Think before you answer [A. Barton Hinkle, Richmond Times-Dispatch on Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Ninth Circuit case of Stormans v. Wiesman; Alito...Show More Summary

Netflix Password Sharing – Among Others – Is Now A Federal Crime, Rules Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

A federal court has ruled that sharing your Netflix password – in fact, sharing any password, is a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). No, we’re not joking. According to a report from Fortune, the decision, by the U.S. Show More Summary

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