Hardware Hacking and the Law

Presentation at Defcon 18 by CIS Civil Liberties Director Jennifer Granick and EFF Senior Staff Attorney Matt Zimmerman

Hardware hacking raises some novel legal issues This presentation discussed recent updates in the law that hardware hackers need to know. Topics included updates on phone unlocking and jailbreaking following the Digital Millennium Copyright Act rulemaking and reverse engineering law. They also discussed a case in California that will decide whether it's legal for a company to automate user access to her Facebook's data without using the company's APIs. 


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