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Amicus Brief on CFAA

I recently signed onto the amicus brief on the Van Buren/Computer Fraud and Abuse Act filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The EFF has filed an amicus brief on the Van Buren case about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act:

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and leading cybersecurity experts today urged the Supreme Court to rein in the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—and protect the security research we all rely on to keep us safe—by holding that accessing computers in ways that violate terms of service (TOS) does not violate the law.

Their announcement is here.

I am honored to be one of the experts who's signed onto the brief.

Modified to add explicit mention of van Buren.