I returned home from Prague, page where I spoke at the Information Security Forum Conference, to find that the Government has decided to concede the issues in my appeal of U.S. v. McDanel, and move to dismiss the case. I’m so pleased with this outcome, which is clearly the just thing. This case, and the case of Theofel v. Farey-Jones dramatically illustrate the point I’ve frequently argued in the past; that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is overly broad and arguably criminalizes behavior that is constitutionally protected, or even socially desirable. I’m looking forward to seeing whether this McDanel case will have other legal implications. But it certainly has forced the Government to state as policy what we argued was true all along, that people should not be prosecuted for disseminating truthful information about computer security.