Can I Go To a Website After I’m Told Not To? Or Face Prison?

Posted: July 15, 2016 by Nazim in Punishment, Technology

We’re at that delightful juncture between law and technology. Again. So, laws protecting technological privacy are purposefully worded vaguely so smart hackers can’t sidestep it. “Unauthorized access” is as simple as me saying “don’t go to my website.” Which, to be honest, I don’t have too much of a problem with. The problem, really, is the potential for a jail sentence, since, while the case linked below is a civil one, it’s based on a criminal statute.

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More at the Washington Post from Orin Kerr, longtime blogger at the illustrious Volokh Conspiracy.

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