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Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Unconstitutionally Vague?

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - Void for Vagueness

At the National Law Journal, attorney Nick Akerman (Dorsey & Whitney) contends that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) indictment of Lori Drew (background about the case is here) is an appropriate interpretation of the statute:

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More Misguided Responses to the Megan Meier Incident

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

Megan Meier Lori Drew Case

Last week brought the unfortunate news that Lori Drew was indicted for a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for her ill-conceived hoax on Megan Meier. According to an MSNBC article:

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Megan Meier Case Update — Drew Indicted

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

CFAA

I’ve blogged about the Megan Meier case a while ago. This is the case where Megan Meier, a teenager, committed suicide after her online friend from Myspace suddenly started to reject her and say mean things to her. The “friend” on Myspace was actually Lori Drew, the mother of one of her classmates, and some other individuals. They created the fake profile and were pretending to be Meier’s fictional friend.

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