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Court finds that misuse of information can lead to CFAA violation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2014

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has generated controversy over whether it can be used to go after people who violate a website's terms of


Websites can use CFAA to go after unruly visitors
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2013

How do you get rid of an unwelcome guest to your online party? Send him a cease-and-desist letter and block his IP address. And if he still tries to


DoJ gives up on Lori Drew case
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2009

We warned a year and a half ago that federal prosecutors’ use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to prosecute Lori Drew in the infamous MySpace "cyberbullying" case threatened to squelch free speech and anonymity on the Internet, and would turn the violation of a website’s Terms of Service -- an everyday occurrence for many web users -- into a criminal offense



Sally Albertazzie
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP