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United States v. Middleton
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
231 F.3d 1207 (9th Cir. 2000)
Nicholas Middleton (defendant) was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, after he intentionally damaged data in a computer owned by his employer, a corporation. The law criminalized intentional damage to data owned by “individuals.” Middleton appealed his conviction, arguing that the law did not criminalize his conduct because the data was owned by a corporation, not an “individual.”
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Graber, J.)
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