Legal Q&A with Jeff Allen

It’s a catchy tune for sure: Where have all the good client databases gone?

If someone has stolen yours, and now your trade secrets are MIA, what is your recourse?

Even though you’re not an attorney specializing in placement law, you can pretend to be while you listen to Jeff Allen “talk shop” about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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(Did you know that in Federal court, the CFAA requires only an unauthorized use of your computer and that it did just $5,000 worth of damage? Allen calls this “an amazingly important” piece of legislation.)

Race, religion, sex, age, physical characteristics, psychological attributes, marital status, family and personal responsibilities — you know the drill. Allen also offers tips on avoiding discrimination, and other burning legal quandaries in this video shot at the Fordyce Forum 2008 in Las Vegas.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.


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