Lori Drew Conviction Thrown Out
News stories are reporting that the federal judge in the Lori Drew "MySpace suicide" case has thrown out Ms. Drew's conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Although what Ms. Drew did was horrible, we have long thought that her federal indictment was a gross distortion of the law.
The judge will issue a written order soon, and then we will know exactly why the case was tossed out. But based on comments the judge made a few weeks ago, we are hopeful that the court will broadly reject the government's effort to criminalize violations of "terms of service." We will report back once the opinion comes out.