Author Archives: Stuyvie Pyne

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Circuit Split and Efforts to Amend

The Ninth Circuit’s 2012 decision in United States v. Nosal created a circuit split regarding the interpretation of the phrase “exceeds authorized access” in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  The Ninth Circuit (since joined by the Fourth Circuit) … Continue reading

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Online Gambling in America

Three states have recently passed legislation authorizing online gambling within their borders.  Proponents of online gambling are drafting similar legislation in other states and even in Congress.  In addition to examining these recent legalization efforts, this post takes a look … Continue reading

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Bowman v. Monsanto: Patent Exhaustion and the Self-Replicating Invention

What’s the case about? The Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion holds that the authorized sale of a patented item extinguishes all of the patent holder’s rights to it.  Any subsequent use of that item by the purchaser is not infringement.  In … Continue reading

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