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No expansion of CFAA liability for monetary exploit of software bug
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2013

In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable "Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200&Prime


U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rule that GPS installation and tracking of a vehicle constitutes a search, but the justices disagree on rationale - are lines being drawn on privacy rights and new technology?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In a narrowly-drawn majority opinion, the United States Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Antoine Jones that the Government’s attachment of a GPS-tracking device to a vehicle, and the subsequent monitoring of the movements of that vehicle on public streets, constitutes a search


Ninth Circuit says DMCA anticircumvention provision gives new, access-prevention right to copyright owners - MDY v. Blizzard, part II
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2011

As we related in Part I of this post, Blizzard Entertainment, distributor of the World of Warcraft game software and the operator of the servers that enable online game play, sought to block the use of automated game playing software by deploying anti-bot software, WoW Warden


Stored Communications Act bars civil discovery subpoena to e-mail service provider, absent consent of account holder
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The federal Stored Communications Act bars the enforcement of a subpoena directed to an e-mail service provider to obtain the contents of an account-holder's e-mails, absent the consent of the account holder, a district court ruled


Access to licensed software by attorneys acting for benefit of licensee breached license agreement
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Use of licensed software by attorneys acting for the benefit of a licensee of the software breached the terms of the license agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


Programmer's computer access to steal employer's stock trading code not "unauthorized" under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A programmer charged with stealing computer source code for a high-speed stock trading platform from his employer in order to benefit one of its competitors did not access the firm's computer network without authorization, or in excess of his authorization, within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled


E-mails sent to transferred domain name and read by new domain owner not intercepted under ECPA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

E-mails that were sent to e-mail accounts connected to a domain name that was transferred pursuant to a settlement agreement, and that were read by the new domain name owner, were not "intercepted" within the meaning of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a district court ruled


Use of e-mail client rule to acquire copies of e-mail messages violates Wiretap Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An employee who accessed the rule function on his supervisor's e-mail account in order to have copies of the supervisor's e-mail messages forwarded to him violated the provisions of the Wiretap Act that prohibit intentional interception of an electronic communication, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled


Forwarding of allegedly defamatory e-mail protected by Communications Decency Act section 230
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An individual who forwarded an allegedly defamatory e-mail received from another party is protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides that a user of an interactive computer service cannot be treated as the publisher or speaker of information provided by another information content provider, a district court ruled


Ninth Circuit revises controversial opinion limiting government searches of electronically stored information
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, revised its August 2009 opinion addressing warrant applications by law enforcement officials seeking access to electronically stored information