Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

Clients often ask whether we think a particular piece of privacy, data security, consumer protection or similar legislation will be passed by Congress. And, more often than not, the answer is no. I’d like to...

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In an order issued on Friday, the Northern District of California found that defendant 3Taps, a company that aggregates Craigslist ads to republish on its own site and as an API service, may be liable...

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DAY 1, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (5/22) Cybersecurity Policy Update.  The Wednesday afternoon session at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute began with a policy update led by Stewart Baker.  He led off with the statement that the...

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Today, the Georgetown Law School launched the first day of its two-day inaugural Cybersecurity Law Institute.  I am involved in the sessions today and will be speaking tomorrow on a panel at 10:50A.M. addressing various...

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CISPA Returns: Cyber Week 2013 on the Hill

April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although we continue to move forward with business, we do ask that you pause momentarily in remembrance of those lost or injured in yesterday’s senseless act of violence in Boston.  Our thoughts and prayers go...

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Craigslist v.Crawlers: Who Owns the Data?

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last week saw an interesting development in craigslist’s lawsuit against 3Taps, brought in July 2012, in which the classified ad site alleged that 3Taps impermissibly crawled or scraped craigslist.com to populate data into the “Craiggers”...

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