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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government Internet Law by Josh Crank  
U.S. Attorney Under Fire for Swartz Suicide

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz faces a formal congressional investigation and calls for her resignation over the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, an Internet pioneer and activist who committed suicide earlier this month. Ortiz’s critics accuse her of prosecutorial overreach for heaping multiple felony charges on Swartz, who was accused of downloading millions of academic articles with the intent to distribute them online at no cost. The charges against Swartz carried a maximum sentence of more than 50 years in prison and …

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Stopping Your Cyberbully [Podcast]

Matt:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio. I’m Matt Plessner, and we’re going to be covering cyberbullying. We’ll talk about what it means, and what it covers. We’re speaking with Traverse Internet Law attorney, Enrico Schaefer.   Cyberbullying Defined Enrico:  Cyberbullying is a term that people use when they’re talking about harassment on the Internet using email, chat, social media, blogs or bulletin boards, targeting someone specifically and harassing him or her. It’s not so much a legal term as it is …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Feds Hound Internet Pioneer to Suicide for File Downloads

Facing relentless prosecutors who pressed 13 charges carrying up to 35 years in prison and millions in fines, Internet trailblazer Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. ”He was killed by the government,” his father said to mourners at his son’s funeral in suburban Chicago. “Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed …

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Employers Can Snoop Through Your Cell Phone

It’s hard to imagine getting fired based on text messages or videos on your own personal cell phone, but according to one federal appeals court, it’s absolutely legal – at least under one federal law designed to protect electronic transmissions. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 12 said the Stored Communications Act (SCA) did not protect a city employee from her employer using the contents of her cell phone to fire her.    Phone Taken by Snooping …

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Domain Name Hijacking [Podcast]

  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio. Your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issues, find a lawyer in your area, and suggest legal forms or legal self-help. Matt: I’m Matt Plessner and today’s show is sponsored by Traverse Domain Law. We’re going to be discussing domain hijacking, today, with Attorney-at-Law from Traverse City, Enrico Shaefer.   Two Types of Domain Name Hijacking Matt: Exactly what is domain name hijacking? Enrico: Domain name hijacking is a term …

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