Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?

  United States vs. Nosal - Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision   You access your friend's Netflix account after he gave you permission to use it with his login and password. Did you just commit a federal criminal offense?   Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 that sharing passwords to access computer databases can be grounds for criminal prosecution. The case was brought to the Appeals Court after David Nosal, an employee at the executive search firm Korn and Ferry International. Nosal left the firm in 2004 after being denied a promotion. Though [...]

Distribution of Material Harmful to Minors through Internet

  Unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the Internet -- La. R.S. 14:91.14 This criminal offense was created by Louisiana lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session. This statute went into effect on August 1, 2015.   Any person or entity in Louisiana that publishes material harmful to minors on the Internet shall, prior to permitting access to the material, require any person attempting to access the material to electronically acknowledge and attest that the person seeking to access the material is eighteen years of age or older.   The failure to comply with the provisions herein shall constitute [...]