A ruling by Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Robert Kelly Jr., if it stands, wards off a potential judgment of $3 million in damages a patients' advocacy company sought from Harding Earley Follmer & Frailey for allegedly fetching protected pages using an archive search tool. Kelly found the firm was viewing Web pages that were publicly accessible -- even if mistakenly so. "They did not 'pick the lock' and avoid or bypass the protective measure, because there was no lock to pick," Kelly wrote.
Federal Judge Clears Law Firm Accused of Hacking Opponents' Web Archives
New Jersey Law Journal
July 24, 2007