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9th Circuit Weighs in on CFAA and CAN-SPAM

9th Circuit Weighs in on CFAA and CAN-SPAM The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) provides civil and criminal penalties against come who “intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access and thereby obtains . . . information from any protected computer.” 18 U.S.C.§ 1030(a)(2). Courts have struggled over what is the role of…

Craigslist Complaint Against Data Scrapers Survives Motion to Dismiss

CRAIGSLIST WEB SCRAPING CASE CONTINUES BIG QUESTION ON WHETHER CFAA BARS ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION The court refused to dismiss much of Craigslist’s claim against data scrapers.  With respect to the CFAA claims, the court noted that  The parties have not addressed a threshold question of whether the CFAA applies where the wner of an…