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Purchasing Flowers Ends in Reforming Browsewrap Agreements
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

A California Court of Appeal has taken its first stance on the website design requirements necessary for an enforceable browsewrap agreement. On


California’s Eraser Law: what IP attorneys and owners need to know
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

Hector recently graduated from UC Berkeley and is anxious about his upcoming job interview. He is about to enter the adult world. But he has also got


En banc Ninth Circuit limits scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - terms of use do not restrict authorized access
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the Ninth Circuit, in an en banc decision penned by Judge Kozinski, held that an employee could not be criminally liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 (the "CFAA") for "exceeding authorized access" to an employer's computer by accessing proprietary information in violation of the employer’s written policies.


The rise of the computer fraud and abuse case
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2012

Major changes are in the works for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. 1030.


Ninth Circuit holds Computer Fraud and Abuse Act criminalizes employee’s access to information in violation of employer’s express access limitations
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2011

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, the Ninth Circuit, in a split decision, held that an employee could be criminally liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 (the “CFAA”), for exceeding authorized access to an employer’s computer system by accessing proprietary information in violation of the employer’s written policies.


U.S. v. Lori Drew the Central District of California rejects CFAA criminal liability
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

A recent ruling in a highly publicized case in the United States District Court for the Central District of California rejected an aggressive legal theory that could have led to broad criminalization of the breach of terms conditioning access to websites and other computerized information.


Screen scraping: how to use a bot and not get busted
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

Screen scraping is any automated process for extracting content from a website for use in another context.


Erin Simon
  • Fenwick & West LLP

Laurence F. Pulgram
  • Fenwick & West LLP

Hanley Chew
  • Fenwick & West LLP