[Foundation-l] Info/Law blog: Using Wikisource as an Alternative Open Access Repository for Legal Scholarship
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Tue Jun 23 00:01:13 UTC 2009
The statute supports that as well, providing a private right of action
and civil remedy. It's not entirely that cut and dry (there are
certain restrictions that must be met) but yeah, it appears that in
some cases TOS violations can be illegal.
On Jun 22, 2009, at 7:49 PM, Mark Wagner wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 14:35, Ray Saintonge<saintonge at telus.net>
>> Brian wrote:
>>> That is against the law. It violates Google's ToS.
>>> I'm mostly complaining that Google is being Very Evil. There is
>>> nothing we
>>> can do about it except complain to them. Which I don't know how to
>>> do - they
>>> apparently believe that the plain text versions of their books are
>>> akin to
>>> their intellectual property and are unwilling to give them away.
>> How is violating Google's ToS against the law?
> The verdict in _United States v. Lori Drew_ appears to set a precedent
> that violating a site's Terms of Service is a violation of the
> Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It's not a very strong precedent, but
> it's still there.
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