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Computer crime. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a), 18-5.5-102 (3) (c) (I)

 

This web page contains the elements of the Colorado Crime of Computer crime. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a), 18-5.5-102 (3) (c) (I)

These are only the basic elements of these crimes – to fully understand a crime with which you are charged you will need a much greater understanding of Colorado Criminal Law.

This web site is designed to empower criminal defendants by helping them understand every phase of the criminal justice process. It also addresses the different types of defenses and strategies that exist in the Colorado Criminal Justice System.

If you are charged with a crime and seek to understand the new world you have entered – you need to understand that criminal laws and procedures can be so complex that even judges can get them wrong.

Computer Crimes

Computer crime. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a), 18-5.5-102 (3) (c) (I)

A person commits computer crime if he or she knowingly:

•     accesses or  exceeds authorized access to  a  computer, computer network, or computer system without authorization;

•     access any computer, computer network, or computer system for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud;

•     accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system to falsely or fraudulently obtain money, property, services, passwords, or similar information or another thing of value;

•     accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system to commit theft;

•     alters, damages, interrupts, or causes the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of, or causes any damage to, any computer, computer network, or computer system or data contained in such without authorization;

•     causes the transmission of a computer program, software, information, code, data, or command by means of a computer, computer network, or computer system with the intent to cause damage to or to cause the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of any computer, computer network, computer system, or part thereof; or

•     uses or causes to be used a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet to access a computer, computer network, or computer system in order to circumvent or disable any electronic queues, waiting periods, or other technological measure intended to limit the number of event tickets that may be purchased by any single person in an on-line event ticket sale.

Computer crime is a class 1 misdemeanor when the loss, damage, value of services, cost of repair, or thing of value taken is $500 or more but less than $1,000.

 Using a software application in order to circumvent or disable queues or other measures that are intended to limit the number of tickets that may be purchased by any single person in an on-line ticket sale is a class 1 misdemeanor. 


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