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CLASS 13 : TRESPASS AND HACKING

What entitlement structure should there be around access to computers on the net? Is trespass the proper analogy? Why or why not? If not, what alternative?

A.  Trespass

       Required

  1. CompuServe, Inc. v. Cyber Promotions, Inc., 962 F. Supp. 1015 (S.D. Oh. 1997)

  2. Intel Corp. v. Hamidi, 1999 WL 450944 (Cal. Super. April 28, 1999)

  3. eBay v. Bidder's Edge, 100 F. Supp.2d 1058 (C.D. Cal. 2000) (non-Westlaw version)

  4. Dan Burk, The Trouble With Trespass, 4 J. Small & Emerg. Bus. L. 27 (2000)

  5. I. Trotter Hardy, The Ancient Doctrine of Trespass to Web Sites, 1996 J. Online L. 7 (Oct. 1996)

  6. Maureen O'Rourke, Shaping Competition on the Internet: Who Owns Product and Pricing Information, 53 Vand. L. Rev. 1965 (2001)

       Recommended

  1. Register.com v. Verio, 126 F. Supp.2d 238 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)

  2. America On-Line, Inc. v. IMS, 24 F. Supp.2d 548 (E.D. Va. 1998); America On-Line, Inc. v. LCGM, Inc., 46 F. Supp.2d 444 (E.D. Va. 1998).

  3. Ticketmaster Corp. v. Tickets.com, Inc., 54 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1344 (C.D. Cal. 2000)

  4. Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Intel v. Hamidi Web page.

  5. David G. Post, Of Black Holes and Decentralized Law-Making in Cyberspace, Vand. J. Ent. L. & Pract. (forthcoming 2001).

B.  Hacking

       Required

  1. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 USC 1030 (2000)

  2. U.S. v. Morris, 928 F.2d 504 (2d Cir. 1991)

  3. U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Cybercrime.gov Web site.

       Recommended

  1. Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown (Texinfo Ed. 1.2, Feb. 1994)


WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Was eBay v. Bidder's Edge correctly decided? Why or why not?

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