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Notorious troll and hacker Weev has conviction overturned

Weev is free.

On Friday, the Third US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and vacated the conviction of internet troll and hacker Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer on grounds that surprised nobody: namely, venue. 833 more words

Featured

The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remains

This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and chair of the firm’s Litigation practice. His practice emphasizes complex commercial matters, technology, the Internet and First Amendment/Media Law issues. 929 more words

3rd Circuit

Andrew Weev Auernheimer freed on an important technicality

Just over one year ago, Andrew (Weev) Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison for downloading data that AT&T had left exposed on the internet. 428 more words

All

Welcome home, weev!

Internets! Great news!

Whatever you think of weev (Andrew Auernheimer, @rabite), hold your tongues for just a couple minutes and instead welcome him home from prison. 90 more words

Government

Prenda’s first oral arguments in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: a picture is worth a thousand words

Thyself shalt see the act:
For, as thou urgest justice, be assur’d
Thou shalt have justice more than thou desir’st.

Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice.

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Copyright Troll

Why is PNC Bank Accusing Morgan Stanley of Corporate Espionage and Trade Secret Theft?

I often write about corporate espionage and trade secrets but I bet some of you may still be trying to imagine real-world scenarios that demonstrate exactly what those terms mean and how they apply.  1,278 more words

Computer Fraud And Abuse Act