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Old law, new area: Damage to property in cyberspace (access required)

It's fairly obvious when someone physically damages someone else's belongings, but what counts as property damage in cyberspace? Historically, the trespass to chattels doctrine has been used to prove liability when one individual causes physical harm to someone else's personal property. But now, the doctrine is being used for anything from stopping spam to protecting data that's ...

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