An Adequate Disclaimer for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

The DISCLAIMER to an article on InvestorsInsight.com really got my attention when I saw it because it specifically puts users on notice of the need to review the privacy policies on websites linked to that page and that any attempts to monkey around with the website are prohibited by and will be prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”):

Please review the privacy policies on those Websites to understand their personal information handling practices. We make no representations concerning the privacy policies of these third party Websites.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on any portion of this site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information and Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (see Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 and 1030).

Please note: Changes to this legal statement or to the privacy policy will be documented here. Check back periodically for the latest updates.

This is one of the first disclaimers I have seen that specifically reference the CFAA and it got my attention. What do you think, does this give adequate notice that the website owner really means what it says in its Terms of Service?

The article is Review of Tiffany (Dividend Growth Portfolio) and was posted by Steve Cook — thanks Steve, for the article and especially the Disclaimer! As a lawyer and student of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, I appreciate it!

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