Data Scraping, Social Networking Sites, and Computer Fraud and Abuse

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a federal law Congress enacted in the mid-1980’s to keep up with the changing landscape of criminal conduct in the digital age and to address growing concerns over real and hypothetical computer-based crimes. … Continue reading

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Is It a Crime to Share Your Netflix Password? Case Brief: U.S. v. Nosal

“Is it a crime to share your Netflix password?”   If you’ve logged into any social media sites in the past few days, you might have seen headlines like this suggesting it is a criminal act to share a password … Continue reading

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Your Personal Computer was Hacked and Your Files were Stolen: Can You Sue?

  Arizona Computer Hacking Law It is a crime in Arizona to hack into someone’s personal computer and to access files without permission. A.R.S. § 13-2316 criminalizes “Computer Tampering.” If a person accesses your computer without authorization—i.e., “hacks” your computer—it … Continue reading

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