Can a Court Order Someone to Stay Off Your Website? (Facebook v. Power Ventures says yes)

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In Facebook v. Power Ventures, Inc. et al., the Ninth Circuit held that it was a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 for the defendant to continue to access Facebook’s site after receiving a cease and desist letter from Facebook: “a defendant can run afoul of the CFAA when he or she has no permission to access a computer or when such permission has been revoked explicitly.”

The Court granted relief under both federal and state law.

photo credit: Independent.co.uk

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