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NY High Court Affirms Goldman Code Swiper's Conviction

Law360 (May 3, 2018, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A former Goldman Sachs programmer who swiped a chunk of valuable computer code on his last day of work can't dodge an unlawful use conviction under state criminal laws, the New York Court of Appeals said Thursday in an opinion that sought to untangle the term "tangible" as it applies to the seemingly abstract concept of coding.

The state's highest court affirmed a five-judge panel's decision to reinstate a guilty verdict against Sergey Aleynikov for the "unlawful use of secret scientific material," finding that his copy...
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