Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 20, 2013

Court: IP Masking Violates Computer Fraud Act

A ruling handed down by a Northern California District Court Judge ruled that masking your IP to gain entrance to blocked web sites violated the terms of the 1984 CFAA law. Thanks to TheWeazmeister for the heads up.

3taps asked the court to "hold that an owner of a publicly accessible website has no power to revoke the authorization of a specific user to access that website" and argued that criminalizing its activity under the CFAA would create a slippery slope that could harm ordinary Internet users and allow Web companies to use anti-competitive practices.