Latest Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Stories

Judge Throws Out Craigslist Copyright Claims Against Padmapper
2013-05-01 14:04:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed Craigslist's copyright claims that three companies had violated its terms of service. In his findings, the judge made it clear that the company's terms of use didn't actually prohibit the three defendants from using the website's data. Craigslist alleges in its lawsuit that PadMapper, 3Taps and Lovely abused terms of use violations, copyright violations, trespass, and civil violations of the...

2013-04-10 23:03:15

Activists seek to promote reforms to protect innovators and Internet. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 Today, on the day that Aaron Swartz's trial was set to have begun its second week, Demand Progress and Aaron Swartz's partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman announced that they are holding a noontime rally in Boston to raise awareness about the problems of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) this Saturday, April 13th. Swartz, who committed suicide on January 11, was being...

Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

2011-01-28 15:05:00

DENVER, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AtHomeNet, Inc. (www.AtHomeNet.com) has been ordered by a Federal Court, enforcing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, to cease and desist from using unlawfully obtained confidential information. The Preliminary Injunction Order was entered against AtHomeNet and its owners Susan Sanders and Jeff Sanders. The Order bars AtHomeNet and the Sanders' from using information they obtained through their illegal access to secured administration areas of a...

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