Jennifer Granick: Computer Crime Year in Review
Legal & Management
Milano Ballroom 1-2-3-4
About: Its been a booming year for computer crime cases as cops and civil litigants have pushed the envelope to go after people using fake names on social networking sites (the MySpace suicide case), researchers giving talks at DEFCON (MBTA v. Anderson), and students sending email to other students (the Calixte/Boston College case). The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been front and center in these cases, either filing amicus briefs or directly representing the coders and speakers under attack. At this presentation, Jennifer Granick and other EFF lawyers fresh from the courtroom will share war stories about these cases, thereby informing attendees about the latest developments in computer security law and giving pointers about how to protect yourselves from overbroad legal challenges.