The larger point, according to EFF attorney Hanni Fakhoury, is that if the feds win this case, they've also won a cart blanche to use the CFAA as a cudgel. "Let's consider what this means for the rest of us," he wrote in a post for Wired. "How's a person surfing the Internet supposed to know when they can or can't view information if there's no technical barrier to access?" Fakhoury added that if the Department of Justice gets to wield ambiguous terms like "authorization" for its own ends, then the rest of us could be thrown in jail for something as small as creating a fake MySpace account.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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