isoHunt: A Lesson in Futility?

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted By:  Ashlee Hoffman Recently, isoHunt.com (“isoHunt”), a website that has been around for over 10 years with millions of users, was forced offline. For those that don’t know what isoHunt is, here’s a quick explanation: isoHunt facilitated a peer-to-peer service for users to exchange files quickly and easily between individuals using the internet. It […]

The Risk of Extending “without authorization” Under the CFAA To Include a Technological Barrier

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2013 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted by: Tammy Thibodeau A recent decision has extended the Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)’s definition of “without authorization” to include a website user, who knowingly accessed the website after revocation of permission or eluded a “technology barrier.” Under the civil provisions of CFAA, Craigslist sued 3Taps, an aggregator of Craigslist ads who republishes […]

Effectively Protecting Trade Secrets and Privacy in Cyberspace

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2013 in Internet, Trade Secrets |

Posted By: Lauren Proper Intellectual property protection is becoming increasingly difficult and important as the internet advances. But unlike copyrights, trademarks and patents, trade secrets are a unique form of protected intellectual property in that they are subject to state law regulations and not federal. Trade secrets are unlike traditional intellectual property in a number […]

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