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Miss. appeals court strikes down law against causing injury through internet or computer

A Jackson, Miss., defendant convicted for causing injury to another with his Facebook Live videos had his conviction reversed by an appeals court, which ruled that the underlying Mississippi law was unconstitutionally overbroad. 

William Edwards, a self-described “community activist fighting crime and corruption,”had a verbal conflict with Roderick Richardson, a local pastor, at a gym. Richardson apparently confronted Edwards about his support for a particular mayoral candidate. 

Displeased with the confrontation, Edwards started a live video on the Facebook page of “The Cipher,” Edwards’ “liberal action committee.”  Edwards accused Richardson of sexual misconduct with a member of Richardson’s church. Edwards also said he would show Richardson “what real beef looks like.” 

Edwards made two other videos, once referring to Richardson as an “undercover homosexual,” and later accused Richardson of conspiring in a sexual-misconduct lawsuit against a university. Richardson denied the allegations and said he viewed the

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Computer and Internet Fraud | Wex | US Law

Overview

Fraud through the criminal use of a computer or the Internet can take many different forms. “Hacking” is a common form, in which a perpetrator uses technological tools to remotely access a protected computer or system. Another common form involves the interception of an electronic transmission unintended for the interceptor, such as passwords, credit card information, or other types of identity theft.

Statutory Definition

Computer fraud is defined in federal law in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as the access of a protected computer without authorization or exceeding authorization. The plain text of the statute appears to limit which computers are protected by the law:

(2) the term “protected computer” means a computer—
(A) …
(B) which is used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or communication, including a computer located outside the United States that is used in a manner that affects interstate or foreign

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