Do computer “unlawful access” laws exempt improperly accessing a spouse’s account? Short answer: No. This case got considerable media attention and outrage when it was first reported. A man accessed his wife’s email without her consent. They were separated. He was charged with violating the Michigan’s computer unlawful access law, MCL 752.795, which is similar […]
Category: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Posts about Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
The Lori Drew Trial: Verdict
A verdict has been reached in the Lori Drew case. Kim Zetter reports:
The Lori Drew Case: Why Not Rule on the Motions?
According to Kim Zetter’s account of the Lori Drew trial, Judge Wu has postponed ruling on any of the legal issues until after the jury’s verdict:
The Lori Drew Case: Sarah Drew’s Testimony
Over at Wired’s Threat Level blog, Kim Zetter’s excellent coverage of the Lori Drew trial continues. In this post, she discusses the testimony of Lori Drew’s daughter Sarah:
The Lori Drew Case: Does the CFAA Require Knowledge?
Over at Wired’s Threat Level Blog, Kim Zetter is providing great coverage of the Lori Drew case. Here’s her post about Tina Meier’s testimony (the mother of Megan Meier).
Lori Drew and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
The Lori Drew trial is set to begin this week, and it is a travesty that this trial is even taking place. The basic facts of this case are that Drew was the mother of a teenage daughter and she created a fake MySpace profile for a fictional teen boy to befriend a classmate of […]
Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Unconstitutionally Vague?
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:
More Misguided Responses to the Megan Meier Incident
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:
Megan Meier Case Update — Drew Indicted
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 […]