Cybercrime and Government Overreach

The Washington Post has just published a lengthy article by Jerry Markon on cybercrime and the government's overreaching. It's a story about Andrew Auernheimer, who procured email addresses from AT&T's website and gave them to Gawker. Markon describes how the government turned a questionable misdemeanor into a federal felony prosecution. Auernheimer was found guilty and sentenced to 41 months. His case is currently on appeal. Read it here.