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Wednesday, October 2 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
TALK: CFAA Threat to the Open Web

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The CFAA that drove to Aaron Swartz's undoing was already cited as "the worst law in technology." But it is now poised to be even more dangerous to the open web as recent interpretations conflate protections for private and confidential data with the ability of web sites to censor access to even publicly viewable data and websites. 

Recent legal action by Craigslist against Padmapper, Lovely, and 3taps, threatens to establish a new kind of trolling in addition to patent and copyright trolls. Access trolls can now make visiting a website a felony offense if you've been told not to and any IP address you've ever used to do so has been blocked. Under such a regime, all access to even public websites is potentially permission based. 

What does this mean for web businesses that interoperate with one another over the internet. Find out and discuss at this session.

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Greg Kidd

Founder, 3taps
Greg Kidd is the founder of 3taps -- which is an API for syndication of publicly viewable exchanges of goods, services and information on the internet. Prior advising and investment gigs for Greg included Twitter and Square. Greg's investing focus is on innovation in the exchange... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2013 3:00pm - 3:40pm PDT
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123