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2021 CFAA Year in Review

In 2021 the United States Supreme Court finally considered what constitutes unauthorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It put a bullet in the head of the terms of service theory of unauthorized access. United States v. Van Buren involved a similar fact pattern as the Second Circuit’s “cannibal cop” CFAA unauthorized access case United States v. Valle.

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The CFAA will soon have its day before the Supreme Court – CYBERSCOOP

“This law was written before the internet became what it is,” defense attorney Tor Ekeland, an outspoken CFAA critic who represented Keys said during a recent interview. “The other big issue is the draconian sentences that these statutes allow. It’s disproportionate to the actual harm influence in, I think, every case I’ve ever worked on.” Tor Ekeland in Cyberscoop article

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What’s Up with WhatsApp: Thoughts on the NSO CFAA Complaint

I’ve been getting a lot of calls asking me what I think about the civil Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) lawsuit WhatsApp just filed in the Northern District of California against NSO. Below this post are links to my comments in the press. Here’s the complaint: I’m going to elaborate a little more on the complaint because it’s a

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The Julian Assange Indictment

I’m getting asked a lot of questions about the Assange indictment because it involves the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And extradition. Two things we’ve got some experience with through representing Lauri Love and others.

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Interview with Futurism.com “Computer Fraud Laws are Flawed, this Lawyer is Fighting Against Them”

Futurism just released an interview with Tor Ekeland. Check it out: Tor Ekeland, hacker lawyer, fights back against the harsh punishments decreed using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And one of those fights can be seen in “Trust Machine,” available now at Breaker.io. Futurism interview description https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1SErcUkxMw You can find it on futurism.com https://futurism.com/videos/computer-fraud-laws-flawed YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1SErcUkxMw and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/futurism/videos/2293723320915384/UzpfSTMzMzk0MjY4NjYyNDI0MzoyNTA1MDU4MjU2MTc5MzMx/

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