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Max Mosley parties on

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • Germany
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  • February 8 2014

Former Formula 1 chief Max Mosley has become an unexpected champion of celebrities' online privacy rights. He recently got a German court to order

Employers win a round in the fight over whether disloyal employees are "authorized" to access company computers

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 7 2009

A federal court in Missouri has weighed in on whether a disloyal employee's use of his employer's computer system is acting "without authorization" or "exceeding authorized access," in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Connecticut Supreme Court finds call records on cell phone protected by Fourth Amendment

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

The majority of courts have held that telephone call records are not protected by the Fourth Amendment because those records are shared with third parties -- namely, the phone company

Ninth Circuit allows surveillance case to proceed against government, but not telecoms

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2012

A law granting immunity to telecommunications companies that allegedly assisted the U.S. government in conducting warrantless surveillance on American citizens is constitutional, according to the Ninth Circuit

Ninth Circuit affirms power of software license agreements to restrict resale

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 2 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in Timothy S. Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc., that an eBay vendor's resale of used AutoCAD software constituted copyright infringement because the party from which he originally purchased the software was merely a "licensee" rather than an "owner."

United States urges Ninth Circuit to ditch new rules on computer searches

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 5 2009

As we previously reported, the Ninth Circuit, sitting in an en banc panel of 11 judges, issued sweeping new rules in August that greatly constrain the government’s execution of search warrants in cases involving electronic evidence

Court holds that email stored on company server was not "backup" under ECPA

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • May 28 2010

A federal court in California recently ruled, in KLA-Tencor Corp. v. Murphy, that copies of employee emails stored on a corporate server were not stored for “backup protection” within the meaning of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) where those emails were automatically deleted when the emails were deleted from the employee’s computer

Compliance with surveillance law is not "optional," court holds

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2010

After a long and convoluted series of procedural ups and downs that rivals Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a federal court in California has held that the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program was illegal

Ninth Circuit reiterates its narrow interpretation of CFAA

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 13 2013

The Ninth Circuit has reaffirmed its view that people who access information on a computer with authorization but subsequently violate restrictions

U.S. court fends off foreign wiretap orders

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2011

The common wisdom is that Europe is much more protective of privacy than the United States