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Data for the Taking: Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Combat Web Scraping

“Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site visitors and 23% of all Internet traffic in...more

New Federal Trade Secret Protections on the Horizon?

Conspicuously absent in the quiver of arrows available to a business looking to take action against someone who has misappropriated or is threatening to misappropriate its trade secrets is a federal cause of action for...more

Washington’s Increased Counterfeiting Prosecutions May Signal It’s Time to Reconsider Your Company’s IP Enforcement Strategy

Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on July 25, 2012. Introduction - Intellectual property crimes are on the rise because they are highly lucrative and historically there has been little criminal enforcement...more

Verizon Wireless Files RICO Suit against Mobile Marketers, Alleges Deception and Fraud in Evasion of MMA Guidelines Requirements...

Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, filed a lengthy complaint on March 7, 2011, against mobile marketing entities that have conducted short code marketing campaigns on its network. The complaint alleges...more

In Re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation (this document relates only to Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama)

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This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation (this document relates only to Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama)

Stipulation and Request For Extension of Schedule For Briefing Attorney Fees

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

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