Jay Leiderman: The Lawyer Who Stands Between Hackers And Prison (Buzzfeed)

Meet The Maserati-Driving Deadhead Lawyer Who Stands Between Hackers And Prison

Article by  , Photography for Article by Nancy Pastor

This interesting article from Buzzfeed delves into the life of Jay Leiderman, who defends hackers from laws like the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act from the 1980’s. The CFAA is a remnant of the dawn of the computer age, born of fears from the Cold War that is now being used to prosecute people who use something that didn’t really exist when the law was written- the internet.

 

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