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Fourth Circuit Holds that Violating Employer’s Computer Use Restrictions Is Not a CFAA Violation By Andrew Crocker – Edited by Michael Hoven WEC Carolina Energy Solutions, LLC v. Miller, No. 11-1201 (4th Cir. Jul. 26, 2012) Slip opinion On July 26, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the South Carolina District Court in holding that Willie Miller’s violation of his employer WEC’s use restrictions on its proprietary computer systems and information was not a violation of the ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
The Eastern District of Texas Puts End to Eolas’ Patent Trolling By Dorothy Du – Edited by Jeffery Habenicht Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Adobe Sys., Inc., No. 6:09-cv-446 (E.D. Tex. July 19, 2012) Slip opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied plaintiff Eolas’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that its patents are valid or, alternatively, a new trial. Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Adobe Sys., Inc., No. 6:09-cv-446, slip. ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 31 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Susanna Lichter Fair Use Defense Bolstered by 7th Circuit Decision in South Park Viral Video Lawsuit In a victory for fair use proponents, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a District Court’s grant of a motion to dismiss based on fair use before any discovery took place in a lawsuit between the makers of the South Park television show and plaintiff Brownmark Films, LLC. Judge Cudahy found South Park’s substantial recreation of Brownmark Films’ viral video “What What ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 2 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Government Says Megaupload Users Must Pay to Retrieve Their Data By Jacob L. Rogers – Edited by Heather Whitney United States v. Kim Dotcom, No. 1:12CR3 (E.D. Va. June 8, 2012) Kyle Goodwin’s motion for return of property (hosted by EFF) Government reply brief (hosted by Wired) In United States v. Kim Dotcom (“the Megaupload case”), the government has filed a reply brief regarding their responsibility (or lack thereof) to provide third parties their data in a situation where the ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Brittany Horth United States Orchestrated Cyberattack on Iran’s Main Nuclear Enrichment Facilities with Stuxnet Interviews with anonymous American, European, and Israeli officials, as well as outside experts, have revealed that President Obama ordered the acceleration of secret cyberattacks, codenamed “Olympic Games,” on Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities during his first months in office, reports the New York Times. The attacks were part of an Israel-United States effort to impair the development of Iran’s nuclear program. The order came after ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 5 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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