Posted by Kyle 6:59 AM (CST)
Thursday January 11, 2018
This actually all stems from the Oracle v. Rimini case filed ack in 2012. Rimini is actually an Oracle competitor on some fronts, and was using scripts to download documents on Oracle's servers that are offered up to Oracle users for support. Oracle's complaint boils down to the Rimini auto-download script being used. Oracle wanted Rimini to click on each document and download manually. Rimini is also reported part of another suit in which it downloaded a car.
This decision shores up the good precedent from 2012 and makes clearâ€”if it wasn’t clear alreadyâ€”that violating a corporate computer use policy is not a crime.