Tuesday, July 05, 2016

United States v. Nosal, No. 14-10037 (7-5-16)(McKeown with Thomas; Reinhardt dissenting).  Is borrowing a password a computer crime?  If done intentionally and without authorization, and leading to trade secret theft, then it violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  Reinhardt, dissenting, sees a slippery slope from password sharing to criminal acts.  He argues that the criminal laws being used in a civil matter.
The decision is here:


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