US v. Drew

The defendant Lori Drew was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by using a fictitious name and age on a MySpace account and using that account to make hurtful comments to a teenage girl. Tragically the girl later took her own life. Federal prosecutors claim that Drew broke federal law by violating MySpace’s terms of service and that the MySpace communications were responsible for the girl's death. EFF argued in an amicus brief that criminal charges for a terms of service violation is a dramatic misapplication of the CFAA with far-ranging consequences for American computer users.

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

EFF co-founder @JPBarlow is doing an AMA to mark 20 years of a Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace. Join us! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA...

Feb 8 @ 12:21pm

The battle for the Web: Five years after Egypt's #Jan25 uprising: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Feb 8 @ 12:08pm

20 years ago, EFF co-founder @JPBarlow answered the Communications Decency Act with a declaration of independence: https://www.eff.org/cyberspac...

Feb 8 @ 11:42am
JavaScript license information