Happy 30th birthday to the CFAA


The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act will celebrate its 30th birthday in two weeks, and Future Tense and New America's Open Technology Institute joined together to host a panel on how the statute is faring. I was on the panel, which was moderated by Robyn Greene. My co-panelists were Josephine Wolff and Justin Peters.

You can watch the event here, starting around the 17-minute mark. I offer my first set of comments around the 33-minute mark. Big picture topics covered include whether the CFAA is needed and how courts should interpret it. We also talked a lot about specific cases, including Facebook v. Vachani, the Aaron Swartz prosecution, and United States v. Auernheimer.