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Legal Help for Domanik Green

Organized by: Mike Rowe

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THE STORY:

EFF is helping!  Thank you EFF!!!

***https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/justice-charging-eight-grader-felony-hacking***

I have no idea how to use this crowd fund stuff but this kid is being charged with a 3rd degree felony at only 14 years of age for changing his teacher's computer desktop background. We've messed up way more at that age than he has...help this kid not get his life ruined.

The News Story: http://www.thegailygrind.com/2015/04/12/8th-grader-facing-felony-charges-for-changing-teachers-screensaver-to-2-men-kissing/

Let us try to get him the best lawyer possible and relive stress on him and his mother.

The EFF is also looking into this matter:

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"Hi Mike,

Thanks for contacting the EFF! We find this very disturbing that this kid may be charged for essentially what amounts to poor security practices by the school. We are still investigating, and seeing what role we can play. We will write about it soon!

Best regards,

Electronic Frontier Foundation

(415) 436-9333

info@eff.org

Become a Member! https://www.eff.org/support"

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Since someone is worried this is a scam:

1. I am Mike.

2. I am from Texas.

3. I have no relationship to the parties I am raising funds for other than I know how it is to be a 14 year old with a computer in the classroom.

4. The funds will be spent on legal representation for Mr. Green in addition to maybe basic password security training to the faculty at Paul R. Smith Middle School so this doesn't happen again.

$580

 

1% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

John Doey

John Doey

I did something trivial too around the same time he did his thing. I put a bunch of randomized posts on a public social media website. They're calling it unauthorized modification of data. I started this petition to get those computer laws reformed: https://www.change.org/p/wisconsin-governor-wisconsin-state-house-wisconsin-state-senate-declare-wisconsin-computer-laws-unconstitutional I suspect they're charging him with the same thing. He could challenge the statute as unconstitutional as part of his defense and state that the law does not give fair warning about what is considered a minimum violation. In theory cheating in a game like electronic monopoly, violating a terms of use agreement on a website, sending an unsolicited text or e-mail, moving someone's mouse on the mouse pad could technically be considered a modification of data without authorization as well even though these things shouldn't be considered criminal. The law also threatens the First Amendment. It is impossible to communicate on the internet without modification of data in some way. By outlawing communication on the internet that is seen as "authorized" in vague use of that term, threatens someone's free speech on the internet. Criminal elements of data tampering include malicious or harmful intent, importance of the data, amount of damage caused, whether the modification was meant to be temporary or permanent, is it a recoverable/reversible modification. Both Florida and Wisconsin laws do not define these things in their statute which technically makes them a non-factor. That's why the laws are currently capable of punishing non-criminal activity. Florida's computer laws were enacted in 1978. The first personal computers were not even introduced along with ms-dos until 1981. The laws do not make much sense in this day and age. That's the problem. These old laws should be thrown out on vagueness and overbreadth grounds. 1 year ago

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe

2 years ago

xort

xort

I was a curios child who did things like you did as a kid :) Every kid deserves a chance. 2 years ago

PaulRSmithSchool TheSchoolAdvisoryCouncil

PaulRSmithSchool TheSchoolAdvisoryCouncil

we are so sorry for incident , love you all 2 years ago

Anna Longoria

Anna Longoria

2 years ago

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