Jennifer Stisa Granick Esq.
January 2006: "Jennifer Stisa Granick joined Stanford Law School in January 2001, as Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). She teaches, speaks and writes on the full spectrum of Internet law issues including computer crime and security, national security, constitutional rights, and electronic surveillance, areas in which her expertise is recognized nationally.
Granick came to Stanford after almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. Her experience includes stints at the Office of the State Public Defender and at a number of criminal defense boutiques, before founding the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Granick, where she focused on hacker defense and other computer law representations at the trial and appellate level in state and federal court. At Stanford, she currently teaches the Cyberlaw Clinic, one of the nation's few law and technology litigation clinics.
Granick continues to consult on computer crime cases and serves on the Board of Directors of the Honeynet Project, which collects data on computer intrusions for the purposes of developing defensive tools and practices and the Hacker Foundation, a a research and service organization promoting the creative use of technological resources. She was selected by Information Security magazine in 2003 as one of 20 "Women of Vision" in the computer security field. She earned her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her undergraduate degree from the New College of the University of South Florida."http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blogs/granick/
January 2013: "The prosecution of a commercial programmer for crimes committed by people who used his software would set a dangerous precedent for other software makers who might be held liable for how their legally licensed software is used, says Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties for the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University."http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/coder-charged-for-gambling-software/
August 2001: What could happen to Vault.com if it does, indeed, turn out that a staffer maliciously broke into the Bitchvault site? According to attorney Jennifer Granick, who runs the law and technology clinic at Stanford University, stealing a password and using it to change a Web site without the owner's permission is a felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison. If a Vault.com employee hacked the site of his own volition, Vault.com wouldn't be held liable; but if he did it at the direction of his superiors, the company could be heavily fined. But, she adds, it's still a minor offense: 'It does seem like an internal bickering, and as long no one was hurt and nothing got seriously broken I don't think it's criminal.'http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2001/02/01/vault/index.html?CP=SAL&DN=660
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) California (State Government) Organization Jan 19, 2006 Organization Executive (past or present) Center for Internet and Society Organization Jan 5, 2013 Student/Trainee (past or present) Hastings College of the Law Organization Jan 19, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) New College of Florida (NCF) Organization Jan 19, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Stanford University Organization Jan 19, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Wired Source Jun 6, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 03, 2013 Write Gambling Software, Go to Prison
QUOTE: In a criminal case sure to make programmers nervous, a software maker who licenses a program used by online casinos and bookmakers overseas is being charged with promoting gambling in New York because authorities say his software was used by others for illegal betting in that state....Stuart, who has been charged along with his wife and brother-in-law with one felony count for promoting gambling in New York through their software firm, says that his company sells the software only to entities outside the U.S...
Wired Aug 05, 2009 Modder arrest a reminder that most console hacks are illegal
QUOTE: The question some gamers are now asking themselves: am I breaking the law [for modifying gaming systems]? The answer is not comforting.
Ars Technica Nov 28, 2008 An Amicus Brief: Issues in the Cyberbullying Case That Affect You - Updated
QUOTE: I was trying to figure out how to explain to you all that is involved in the case of the U.S. v. Lori Drew, the cyberbullying case that so many lawyers are expressing concerns about....I don't think it's overstating it a bit to say that unless this case is overturned, it is time to get off the Internet completely, because it will have become too risky to use a computer. At a minimum, I'd feel I'd need to avoid signing up for membership at any website, particularly MySpace.
Groklaw.net Jun 06, 2007 Free the Spam King!
QUOTE: The Wire Fraud Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and their state law correlates have targeted online fraud and virus transmission for years, but that hasn't stopped computer criminals, especially when a lot of money is at stake.
Wired May 23, 2007 Hack My Son's Computer, Please
QUOTE: Can an elderly father give police permission to search a password-protected computer kept in his adult son's bedroom, without probable cause or a warrant? In April, a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said yes. This week, the son's attorney ... will ask the court to reconsider the panel's ruling.
Wired May 12, 2007 Online Ads vs. Privacy
QUOTE: For advertisers, and in many ways for consumers, online advertising is a blessing. Customized messages rescue advertisers from the broad reach of traditional media. And consumers can learn about products and services that appeal directly to them. But there are huge costs, and many dangers...To approach individuals with customized advertising, you have to know who they are. Or at least, you have to gather enough personal information about them that their identity could be easily figured out.
New York Times Apr 11, 2007 Appeals Court Misfired in Hack-Counterhack Dispute
QUOTE: Last week's decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Heckenkamp is a mixed bag. It assures us that a college student's dorm room computer is protected by the Fourth Amendment, but says warrantless, and perhaps even suspicionless, searches of those computers can be justified by a university's "special needs." .... But how much protection do we really have from random searches if the special-needs exception applies?
Wired Mar 28, 2007 Is Oracle Using Computer Crime Law to Squelch Competition?
QUOTE: Last week, software giant Oracle sued enterprise vendor SAP for unauthorized access to its website. The outcome of the Oracle/SAP case could have a real impact beyond each company's market share: The case will decide how much control a software vendor has over support information for its product, and asks the court to consider whether borrowing someone else's password is illegal.
Wired Feb 28, 2007 Patently Bad Move Gags Critics
QUOTE: Guess what? Radio frequency identification tags are insecure. But don't demonstrate the technology's problems at a security conference. If you do, HID Global, a manufacturer of access-control devices, might sue you for patent infringement.
Wired Sep 07, 2006 With a Little Stealth, Just About Anyone Can Get Phone Records
QUOTE: The protection of phone records falls into a legal gray area, privacy experts say. Legislators, regulators and the phone industry are all considering ways to clamp down on unauthorized releases of records like those in the H.P. case.
New York Times Jan 18, 2006 Mass Spying Means Gross Errors
QUOTE: The president is correct that FISA only allows targeted surveillance of identified or particularly described individuals. He's wrong to suggest that the FISA warrant requirement doesn't apply to mass surveillance. To the contrary, it means our current laws generally prohibit mass surveillance of American citizens without probable cause. But should they? Now that we have the power, should we use it?
Wired Aug 08, 2001 Bitch, Bitch, Bitch: Vault.com Invited the Disgruntled Employees of the World to Vent At Its Web Site. but Then Its Own Workers Joined In.
QUOTE: When you take a world of flame wars, petty workplace grievances and "common man vs. authority" angst and slap it with a brand so you can turn it into a business, it seems inevitable that you'll eventually face your own favorite demons.what was really egregious about it is that they decided to eliminate the part that was critical ... It's extraordinarily hypocritical that a company whose reason to exist and supposed mission is to be honest and truthful edits their reviews. It's extraordinarily stupid and I expect more from them." ...
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