Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

A recent Cnet News article, “WikiLeaks Fans Should Think Before They Botnet,”  quoted Zwillinger Genetski attorney Jennifer Granick, on botnet denial of service attacks: “Participating in a botnet with the intention of shutting down a...

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In Caldwell v. Cheapcaribbean.com, No. 2:09-cv-13828, 2010 WL 3603778 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 8, 2010), the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan denied Defendant Cheapcaribbean.com, Inc.’s (“CheapCaribbean”) motions to dismiss, finding that the internet travel site...

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The Eastern District of Virginia, in Cvent, Inc. v. Eventbrite, Inc., No. 10-cv-00481 (E.D. Va. Sept. 14, 2010), dismissed a Plaintiff’s claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) and for breach of contract,...

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