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No Fourth Amendment violation in ISP scanning of user e-mail, and reporting of suspected child pornography in compliance with law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service provider that scanned user e-mail in order to screen out images containing child pornography, and reported suspected images in compliance with federal law, was not acting as an agent of law enforcement for Fourth Amendment purposes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled


Damage, impairment or interruption of service required to show compensable loss under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A compensable "loss" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is not established by an allegation that a company spent in excess of $5,000 to investigate unauthorized access to its computerized data, where the company failed to show any underlying damage, impairment or interruption of service to a computer or a computer system, a district court held


Ninth Circuit will rehear important employee data theft case under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2011

On October 27, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed to rehear the appeal in United States v. Nosal


Novell prevails in long-running dispute over ownership of UNIX copyrights - and open source software moves on
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc. over the ownership of copyrights in the code to certain versions of the UNIX operating system, which started eight years ago, appears to have been handed its retirement papers by the Tenth Circuit


Applying 9th Circuit LVRC v. Brekka ruling, district court dismisses most CFAA criminal charges in United States v. Nosal
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2010

The debate over the applicability of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in cases of alleged employee disloyalty has yielded quite a few rulings over the last several years, and generated a circuit split last September with the Ninth Circuit decision in LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka, 581 F.3d 1127 (9th Cir. 2009


It's ten o'clock. Does the FBI know where you (or at least your cell phone) are?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2010

If the FBI wants to know where an individual is, and if the Department of Justice prevails in a case rescheduled for argument tomorrow in snowy Philadelphia, the FBI (or other law enforcement authorities) will be able to obtain that individual's cell site data from the individual's cellular carrier on a showing of "reasonable grounds" to believe that the data is "relevant and material to an ongoing investigation."


Expectation of privacy in computer files negated by P2P user's failure to engage program privacy feature
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A federal agent's access to a user's computer via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program did not violate the Fourth Amendment, because the user's expectation of privacy in the contents of his computer was negated by his failure properly to engage the privacy features in the program, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Actual damages for copyright infringement of software code supported by monetary value of work by contributors to open source project
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A claim for actual damages for infringement of open source software code is not precluded because the code was distributed without charge, a district court ruled


Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled


In assessing employee status in copyright ownership disputes, technology start-ups are a special case, says the Ninth Circuit
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

A technology start-up company can be an informal environment - both Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard famously started out in garages, and Yahoo!, Google and Facebook were developed, initially at least, in college dorm rooms