[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday rejected [opinion, PDF] the government's broad reading of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) [text]. This decision directly contradicts the rulings of three other appeals courts that did allow for a broader reading of the law. Writing for the 9-2 majority, Chief Justice Alex Kozinski upheld the lower court ruling. He found that if the court followed the path the government wanted to take it...

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