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CFAA Clarity From 9th Circ. Password-Sharing Decisions

USA - August 19 2016 In two closely watched cybersecurity decisions, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took steps to clarify the limits of the Computer Fraud...

Hanley Chew.

The Ninth Circuit Holds That Accessing a Website After Receiving a Cease & Desist Letter Is a Violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

USA - July 18 2016 Last week, the Ninth Circuit limited the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in affirming a grant of summary judgment against the...

Hanley Chew.

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016” Paving the Way for Federal Jurisdiction over Trade Secret Misappropriation

USA - April 29 2016 Trade secrets law is poised to become federalized. After years of unsuccessful efforts to create a federal cause of action for trade secret theft...

Patrick E. Premo.

Supreme Court's Petrella decision eliminates the laches defense as an absolute bar to copyright claims

USA - May 20 2014 In the coming months, authors of copyrighted materials may begin resurrecting long buried works and asserting infringement claims against current...

Ilana S. Rubel.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules there is no cause of action for “contributory cybersquatting”

USA - December 24 2013 On December 4, the Ninth Circuit ruled that the 1999 Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. 1125(d) does not provide a...

Andrew P. Bridges.