Two law firms that allegedly surreptitiously accessed an expert witness's password-protected Web site to show a judge that the witness violated a gag order cannot be held liable under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, ruled a federal judge who dismissed the suit. The occupational illness expert had accused Keller & Heckman and its attorney Douglas Behr of hacking into his site by acquiring a password and sharing it with Jones Day lawyers in the midst of a landmark toxics trial.
Law Firms Not Liable in Alleged Web Hacking Case
The National Law Journal
December 9, 2005
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