Different Strokes: Interpreting Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

, New York Law Journal

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In their White-Collar Crime column, Elkan Abramowitz and Barry A. Bohrer, members of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, write that although enacted to address computer hacking, the CFAA has been used to prosecute a wide variety of behavior. The courts have had a lot to say about the perceived breadth of activities prohibited by the CFAA, and recent congressional action indicates a belief that the reach of the statute is overbroad. The Justice Department does not agree.

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