Brief of Amici Curiae Mozilla Foundation, Computer Scientists, Security and Privacy Experts in Support of Defendant-Appellant and Reversal

Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief
Publication Date: 
July 8, 2013

Arguing that a defendant’s conviction for website hacking should be overturned because legitimate, highly valuable security and privacy research commonly employs techniques that are essentially identical to what the defendant did and that such independent research is of great value to academics, government regulators and the public even when – often especially when — conducted without a website owner’s permission.