In the future, everyone will be a felon.

by wfgodbold

Assuming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act gets amended in the way the government is pushing for, anyway.

Have you ever lied on the internet?

Of course you have. Everyone lies on the internet.

What about terms of use? Have you ever broken those?

Of course you have.

Orin Kerr closes his piece in the WSJ by saying:

Real threats to cybersecurity must be prosecuted. Penalties should be stiff. But Congress must narrow the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act before enhancing its penalties. There’s no reason to make breaching a promise a federal case, and certainly not a felony crime.

We don’t need more felonies just so that overzealous prosecutors can look like they’re being tough on crime.

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