October 23, 2018

Don’t Click Here: You May Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

I will be giving a webinar on June 4, 2013, hosted by Bloomberg BNA on the status of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and whether you too may have committed a federal crime by breaching the Terms of Use of an online agreement. While this may be somewhat of an overstatement, the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz, who was facing a lengthy prison term for downloading academic journals from a website in breach of the site’s terms of use and the Justice Department’s stated willingness to prosecute such crimes has made this more than a purely academic exercise. Further, in response to this concern and the increased risks posed by computer hackers to our critical infrastructure and to the intellectual property of U.S. corporations, Congress is again considering amending the CFAA and a number of bills have been introduced that would increase the penalties for violations of the Act.

If you would like to learn more about this very important topic and how you and your organization can avoid running afoul of both the criminal and civil provisions of the CFAA you should attend my webinar. You can do so at a discount level by following the steps below:

1. Navigate to the registration page for the program on the Bloomberg BNA website: http://www.bna.com/computer-fraud-abuse-w17179873598/.

2. Choose “Live webinar” from the drop-down menu and add it to the cart. (At this point they may be asked to create an account if they don’t have an existing one from having purchased other Bloomberg BNA products. If so, please ask them to be sure to complete all required fields.)

3. Type the promo code LGAUEBR3 into the specified field. The dollar amount will be decreased by 20 percent. An automatically-generated email will soon arrive at the email address entered during the account creation process mentioned above containing the connectivity information to be used the day of the program

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