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Re: [ga] Time to put Baptista online
On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 09:05:44AM -0500, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> Forgery, outside the computer world, is "the crime of creating a false
> document, altering a document, or writing a false signature for the
> illegal benefit of the person making the forgery."
> While I think computer forgery is in most cases (including this one) a bad
> thing, and a sign of poor judgment, I don't see an "illegal benefit" here
> under US law, at least.
The "illegal benefit" is use of computer resources you are not
authorized to use. Ie, theft of resources. I don't know the specific
statutes, of course, but recall that Morris was successfully prosecuted
for releasing the Internet Worm.
Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
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