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Give and take: Lofgren’s twin trade secret bills would curtail actions under one law, expand them under another
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

When Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the Silicon Valley Democrat, introduced a pair of bills last month on trade secret misappropriation, we puzzled over her

Rep. Zoe Lofgren proposes new legislation, including a civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2013

We previously reported on the downpour of recent trade secret activity in Congress. Last week, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.) added to the deluge

The CFAA and the insider threat
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

Last week Rep. Zoe Lofgren introduced "Aaron's Law," legislation that would significantly amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The proposed

Significant amendments proposed to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to limit its use to traditional hacking scenarios
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

Earlier this year, we blogged on federal legislative efforts to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") following the death of computer

Computer activists take over Sentencing Commission website
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2013

Anonymous, the aptly named anonymous collective of hackers, hacked into the United States Sentencing Commission's website on January 23 to protest

The suicide of Aaron Swartz: an appropriate platform for CFAA reform?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

The January 11, 2013 suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz has sparked a debate about the proper scope and application of the criminal provisions

Video interview: discussing Aaron Swartz and potential Computer Fraud and Abuse Act changes with LXBN TV
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2013

Following up on my post discussing the matter, I spoke with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN regarding how legislative changes may soon be coming to the

Activist’s death may spur legislative changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

The death of Aaron Swartz, a well-known coder, entrepreneur and political activist, has resulted in increased scrutiny of the federal Computer Fraud

No copyright infringement but criminal charges for massive download
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

Allegedly MIT’s computer systems were breached by Aaron Swartz who then downloaded millions of scholarly articles, but there are no claims of copyrights infringement.

Subject of FBI investigation reveals government concerns about access to federal courts' public PACER system
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz was apparently the subject of an FBI investigation for "participating in a project to take the publicly owned US court records from the PACER database (where they were very expensive to access) and put them on the web."