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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."


Novell prevails in jury trial on ownership of UNIX copyrights
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2010

The jury in The SCO Group v. Novell, Inc. litigation over ownership of the copyrights in UNIX source code has ruled in favor of Novell, the company announced on its blog this afternoon


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


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


Employees Assert Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims against Supermarket over Fingerprint Collection Practices
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

Even though Washington passed its own biometric privacy law last month (HB 1493), and other states are currently debating their own bills, Illinois’s


Ninth Circuit ruling trimming CFAA claims for misappropriation reminds employers that technical network security is the first defense
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2012

The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, has upheld a district court’s dismissal of criminal charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that were predicated on misappropriation of proprietary documents in violation of the employer’s computer use policy


Employee access to computer network in furtherance of criminal fraud “exceeds authorized access” under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An employee who accessed financial data on her employer's computer network in violation of official policy in order to perpetrate a criminal scheme exceeded her authorized access to the network within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


No reasonable expectation of privacy in contents of shared folder accessible via unsecured wireless router
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of a shared folder that was accessible via an unsecured wireless router to which his computer was connected, a district court ruled


Assent to newspaper’s online privacy policy did not constitute waiver of right to anonymous speech
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An anonymous commenter's assent to a newspaper's online privacy policy did not constitute a waiver of the commenter's right to anonymous speech, a district court ruled