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Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Violated By Bundling Facebook And Other Social Networking Accounts Without Authorization

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Practice & Procedure, Privacy, Social Media

A California federal court recently issued a substantial monetary award in favor of Facebook and permanent injunction against a website that enabled its users to aggregate their data in social networking sites and messaging services.

Summary of the case.  Power Ventures, Inc. (PVI) operates a website called power.com which integrates multiple social networking accounts.  In late 2008, PVI began permitting …

California Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment For Facebook On Its CAN-SPAM Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, And Penal Code Section 502 Claims Against Social Media Aggregator

Posted in Computer Fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

By Robert Milligan and Jeffrey Oh

For the past three years, social media platform Facebook has pursued legal action against social media aggregator Power Ventures (“Power”) over what it has viewed as a blatant violation of state and federal law. Filed by Facebook in December 2008,  the suit alleges violations by Power of the CAN-SPAM Act in addition to the …