August 14, 2018

Looking for the Latest Updates on Federal Law Concerning Criminal Theft of Trade Secrets and Computer Hacking

Whether you are a criminal lawyer seeking guidance on intellectual property issues or a civil lawyer with questions about criminal law or the use of criminal statutes in civil litigation, you’ll want to get a copy of my book, Intellectual Property & Computer CrimesIt is a invaluable reference for you Internet and Computer Law practice. To obtain a copy click here.

Release 20 of my classic work was just published and this update features a number of current issues including analysis of a recent Fourth Circuit case that broke with precedent in holding that a distributor’s material alteration of genuine goods bearing a genuine mark did not constitute a violation of Section 2320(a) of the Trademark Counterfeiting Act. The flaws in the court’s opinion are evaluated in light of precedent, legislative history, and policy.

  • Other topics discussed in this Release include:
  • Gray market goods
  • Whether possession of “high volume” counterfeiting equipment may be evidence of criminal intent
  • Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012
  • Whether the distribution and marketing of serial numbers and product keys to gain access to plaintiff’s software programs is in violation of the DMCA
  • Increased penalties under the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2013
  • Circuit split on whether employee’s misuse of employer’s information violates Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Permissibility of third party interception of electronic communication over a Wi-Fi network.

Intellectual Property & Computer Crimes explains the criminal laws that apply to violations of intellectual property rights and unauthorized computer access, as well as civil violations under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act — and their impact on your clients. Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes examines criminal infringement, the expanded scope of computer hacking laws, and the important legal issues that arise when these crimes are prosecuted.

Coverage includes:

  • Completely updated and detailed analysis of the Economic Espionage Act  (EEA)
  • Criminal Copyright Infringement
  • Prosecutions under the DMCA
  • Civil cases brought under the DMCA
  • How to calculate damages and the meaning of unauthorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Prosecutions under the Trademark Counterfeiting Act
  • State prosecutions for computer hacking and theft of trade secrets;
  • Discussion of how general criminal laws are used to prosecute intellectual property crimes.

To obtain a copy click here.

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