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The law and the use of computers

12 years 8 months ago #36165 by sose
A Michigan man faced felony charges, 5 years in prison, for reading his wife's e-mail. Leon Walker a 33-year-old used his wife's Google Gmail account password to log into her e-mail on a laptop the couple shared in their home in the city of Rochester Hills. In her inbox, he learned she was having an affair, immediately she filed for divorce and dragged him to court. Reading a spouse's emails may be a privacy violation if there is no consent. The 1980 Michigan statute (Computer law) states as follows:

"A person shall not intentionally access or cause access to be made to a computer program, computer, computer system, or computer network to devise or execute a scheme or artifice with the intent to defraud or to obtain money, property, or a service by a false or fraudulent pretense, representation, or promise. "

Such conviction will not hold in a state like Texas.

How conversant are you regarding computer laws in your region ?
12 years 4 months ago #37005 by sose
Senate panel approves controversial copyright bill
The PROTECT IP Act would target ISPs and search engines with court orders
12 years 3 months ago #37059 by sose
11 years 10 months ago #37629 by Arani
Hi sose
This looks like old news. I remember you posting the same stuff a while back

Unless I'm totally wrong.


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