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Title    Ninth Circuit Doubles Down: Violating a Website’s Terms of Service Is Not a Crime
Date    Thursday January 11, @08:38PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the clarifying-things dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/01/11/1531250

"MrPlow" writes:

Submitted via IRC for FatPhil

Good news out of the Ninth Circuit: the federal court of appeals heeded EFF's advice and rejected an attempt by Oracle to hold a company criminally liable for accessing Oracle's website in a manner it didn't like. The court ruled back in 2012 that merely violating a website's terms of use is not a crime under the federal computer crime statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. But some companies, like Oracle, turned to state computer crime statutes—in this case, California and Nevada—to enforce their computer use preferences.

This decision shores up the good precedent from 2012 and makes clear—if it wasn't clear already—that violating a corporate computer use policy is not a crime.

Source: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/ninth-circuit-doubles-down-violating-websites-terms-service-not-crime


Original Submission

Links

  1. "advice" - https://www.eff.org/document/oracle-v-rimini-eff-amicus-brief
  2. "rejected" - https://www.eff.org/document/oracle-v-rimini-ninth-circuit-opinion
  3. "ruled" - https://www.eff.org/document/ninth-circuit-en-banc-opinion
  4. "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act" - https://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Computer_Fraud_and_Abuse_Act_(CFAA)
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=24259

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