In a new entry in our Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) series, we take a look at the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA), how exceeding "authorized access" to a computer doesn't appear to mean what it says, and just when it's totally fine for a police sergeant to sell the personal information of a stripper out of the law enforcement database.
You think you know where the story is going and then...BOOM, "Footnote 8" comes out of nowhere…in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
Van Buren v United States
Decided June 3, 2021 (SCOTUS)
"Fraud and related activity in connection with computers"
18 USC 1030
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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