Second Circuit Reverses Convictions in Data-Theft Prosecution and Narrowly Interprets Federal Criminal Statutes with Important Intellectual Property Implications

My colleague Daniel Marx has written an excellent summary and analysis of United States v. Aleynikov, a Second Circuit decision that affects interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, National Stolen Property Act, and Economic Espionage Act.  It is available on our Security, Privacy and the Law Blog.  Importantly, as Dan explains, the district court’s narrow interpretation of the CFAA in that case remains good law, putting that district court at odds with the First Circuit.  More on the CFAA split is available here.

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