4th Circuit: Downloading Info For Use At New Employer Doesn't Violate CFAA

4th Circuit: Downloading Info For Use At New Employer Doesn't Violate CFAA

RICHMOND, Va. - A South Carolina welding company failed to show that two former employees violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when they allegedly downloaded proprietary information and used it once they switched employers and started working for a competitor, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 26 (WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Willie Miller, a/k/a Mike, et al., No. 11-1201, 4th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 15441).

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