Created: Friday, 13 May 2016 06:39 | Written by Sebastian Holst | 5166 Hits |

Defend Trade Secrets Act codifies “open season” on app reverse engineering

Video of Obama signing the DTSA

Code obfuscation and the doctrine of “contributory negligence”

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Enjoying unprecedented bipartisan support (Senate 87-0 and the House 410-2), this bill expands trade secret protection across the US and substantially increases penalties for criminal misconduct – and what could go wrong with that?

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