Jury reaches verdict in “cyberbullying” case

A few days ago I wrote a post about the US v. Drew case. That case has now been concluded (for the time being) with the jury finding Drew guilty of guilty of three misdemeanor offenses of accessing computers without authorization. Each offense is punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $100,000.00 fine.

Although this case leaves many legal questions in the air, I agree with New York lawyer, Nick Akerman, who said: “What you learned is that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is an extremely important tool in the federal arsenal against computer crime.”

One thought on “Jury reaches verdict in “cyberbullying” case

  1. Mat Siltala says:

    I just wonder if its enough to put a stop to the abuse? I guess only time will tell, but my fear is it is only going to get worse which means the punishment needs to be much more severe!

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