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2017 Regular Session



Criminal Law - Extortion - Unauthorized Software

Sponsored by:

Delegate Barron


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Prohibiting the creation of or unauthorized introduction into a computer, computer system, or computer network of unauthorized software designed to restrict access or use by an authorized user for the purpose of extorting money, property, or anything of value from another; establishing that a violation is a felony with up to 10 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine; providing that a person who has suffered a specified injury because of a specified violation may bring a civil action in a specified court; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Barron, Morgan, and B. Wilson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0405
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law

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November 28, 2017 12:59 P.M.