4th Circuit Affirms: Computer Fraud Claims Preempted By Copyright Act
(November 14, 2017, 12:13 PM EST) -- RICHMOND, Va. — Allegations that the creator of a cloud computing environment committed computer fraud when it copied and transferred data to former employees of a company it once contracted with are preempted by the Copyright Act, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 13 (OpenRisk LLC v. MicroStrategy Services Corp., No. 16-1852, 4th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 22736).
(Decision available. Document #16-171120-012Z.)
According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Pamela A. Harris, James A. Wynn Jr. and Henry F. Floyd, the...