4th Circuit Limits the Reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – WEC Carolina Energy Solutions v. Miller

…more likely. I’m curious about how this case affects the availability of a CFAA claim in the scraping context. I thought the court’s comment about the viability of a CFAA…

Granick on CISPA’s Deficiencies (With Some of My Own Comments)

…it defines cybersecurity issues to include ordinary Internet activities such as competitive scraping and sharing of copyrighted materials. The broad sweep of the bill only reinforces the lack of a…

Comments on the Ninth Circuit’s En Banc Ruling in U.S. v. Nosal

…decision may affect similar lawsuits in the future. (The two statutes are not identical and it’s unclear as to whether a network could prohibit scraping or other unauthorized access.) There’s…

Judge Can’t Decide if Facebook’s User Agreement is a Browsewrap, But He Enforces It Anyways–Fteja v. Facebook

…v. Supplements Togo * Anti-Scraping Lawsuit Largely Gutted–Cvent v. Eventbrite * Interesting Database Scraping Case Survives Summary Judgment–Snap-On Business Solutions v. O’Neil * Clickthrough Agreement With Acknowledgement Checkbox Enforced–Scherillo v….

Q3 2011 Quick Links, Part 1 (Copyright Edition)

…research to publishers. * A significant Canadian ruling against scraping in a lawsuit between Century 21 and Zoocasa. Michael Geist’s coverage. * Turnitin’s “WriteCheck” service lets students preview the plagiarism…

The 9th Circuit Tackles a Pair of Internet Jurisdiction Cases

…of the dispute between the parties: “College Course Description Aggregator Loses First Round in Fight Against Competitor in Scraping Case.”) The district court granted AcademyOne’s motion to dismiss for lack…

April-May 2011 Quick Links, Part 3

…Enables The Google Social “Scraping” It’s Upset About.” * Not everyone loves the WSJ “What They Know” series. * Kate Kaye of ClickZ on which of the half-dozen Congressional privacy…

College Course Description Aggregator Loses First Round in Fight Against Competitor in Scraping Case — CollegeSource v. AcademyOne

…an unnecessarily high-risk move for CollegeSource to bring this iteration of the lawsuits. Having said that, AcademyOne’s experience reiterates the potential problems with scraping. Inevitably, scraping will gather up legally…

Top 5 Cyberlaw Developments of 2010, Plus a 2010 Year-in-Review

scraping. Oracle hit a grand slam with the damages in this case, ranking highly on several all-time-largest-awards charts. And the top cyberlaw story of the year goes to… #1: Wikileaks….

Nov.-Dec. 2010 Quick Links, Part 3 (Special Extra-Long Copyright Edition)

By Eric Goldman * Oracle got a $1.3B jury verdict in its anti-scraping lawsuit against SAP. My prior blog coverage (1, 2, 3). This is one of the largest copyright…