Today�s Award for the Silliest Theory of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Jan 14, 2011, 13:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"...goes to the arguments made by Sony's lawyers in a complaint
and motion for a TRO in a recently-filed civil case: Sony Sues PS3
Hackers. The argument: You're guilty of felony computer hacking
crimes if you access your own computer in a way that violates a
contractual restriction found in the fine print of the licensing
restriction of the product imposed by the manufacturer.
"I realize the complaint characterizes the defendants as
hackers, and the CFAA is supposed to be about hacking. But think
for a moment about the nature of this claim."