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[liberationtech] CFAA Extremism

R. Jason Cronk rjc at
Sun Sep 22 10:58:13 PDT 2013

Individuals can't file criminal charges and it is up to law enforcement 
and prosecutor's discretion as to whether they do. They won't so you're 
out of luck there. You could file civil lawsuits as the CFAA has a right 
of civil action. However, you'd need to fund it with the high likelihood 
that you'd lose. Judges don't like people filing lawsuits to prove a 
point. They will likely look for any means of dismissing your action.


On 9/22/2013 1:42 PM, Scott Arciszewski wrote:
> So, I've been wondering...
> If the CFAA makes it a felony to violate a website's terms of service, 
> wouldn't the logical way to protest this absurd interpretation of the 
> law to write Terms of Service that forbid members of the US 
> government-- especially Congress and the Department of Justice-- from 
> visiting your page and then file criminal complaints en masse whenever 
> a DoJ employee or congressman visits your site?
> Just a thought :)
> Scott

*R. Jason Cronk, Esq., CIPP/US*
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