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12/23/2013
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Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble

Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.

Michael J. Daugherty
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2/8/2014 | 6:14:54 PM
It's the dumb & dumberer superfecta of affirmative defense!
Boback files suit against the FTC and his cause of action is "shakedown"?  LOL I've gone to law school and I don't ever recall seeing that listed in any serious complaint.  One thing is for sure, Boback's line of offense certainly brings the concept of an affirmative defense to an art level -it is very creative and very obtuse at the same time.
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12/23/2013 | 4:29:43 PM
Specific to LimeWire?
Is this really a categorical issue with file sharing software, or was it a vulnerability in this specific file sharing app? Should users of Box or Dropbox be worried about the same thing?
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