Still, it is possible that a judge somewhere could interpret applicable copyright law harshly, said Nate Cardoso, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that defends civil liberties in cyberspace.

“The worst-case scenario is that if the law being applied is that of an unfriendly jurisdiction in the U.S. and you’re found to be violating the terms of service, you could be prosecuted for a hacking crime,” Mr. Cardoso said. “I think that prosecution would be completely unreasonable. But there are (U.S.) prosecutors that disagree with me.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Wall Street Journal

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