It’s a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it ?

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  1. hawki

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    "9th Circuit: It’s a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it...

    ...The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has handed down a very important decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Facebook v. Vachani, which I flagged just last week. For those of us worried about broad readings of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the decision is quite troubling. Its reasoning appears to be very broad. If I’m reading it correctly, it says that if you tell people not to visit your website, and they do it anyway knowing you disapprove, they’re committing a federal crime of accessing your computer without authorization..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...id=hp_no-name_opinion-card-f-1:homepage/story
     
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