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Indiana Computer Crime Law





                      TITLE 35 CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

                      ARTICLE 43 OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

                           CHAPTER 1 ARSON--MISCHIEF

                       Burns Ind. Code Ann. @  35-43-1-4

 35-43-1-4.  Computer tampering.

   (a) As used in this section:
    "Computer network" and "computer system" have the meanings set
forth in IC 35-43-2-3.
    "Computer program" means an ordered set of instructions or
statements that, when executed by a computer, causes the computer
to process data.
    "Data" means a representation of information, facts, knowledge,
   concepts, or instructions that:
      (1) May take any form, including computer printouts, magnetic
     storage media, punched cards, or stored memory;
      (2) Has been prepared or is being prepared; and
      (3) Has been processed, is being processed, or will be
processed; in a computer system or computer network.

   (b) A person who knowingly or intentionally alters or damages a
computer program or data, which comprises a part of a computer
system or computer network without the consent of the owner of the
computer system or computer network commits computer tampering, a
Class D felony.


                      TITLE 35 CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

                      ARTICLE 43 OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

                          CHAPTER 2 BURGLARY--TRESPASS

                       Burns Ind. Code Ann. @  35-43-2-3

 35-43-2-3.  Computer trespass.

   (a) As used in this section:
    "Access" means to:
      (1) Approach;
      (2) Instruct;
      (3) Communicate with;
      (4) Store data in;
      (5) Retrieve data from; or
      (6) Make use of resources of;
    a computer, computer system, or computer network.
    "Computer network" means the interconnection of communication
lines with a computer through remote terminals or a complex
consisting of two (2) or more interconnected computers.
    "Computer system" means a set of related computer equipment,
software, or hardware.

   (b) A person who knowingly or intentionally accesses:
    (1) A computer system;
    (2) A computer network; or
    (3) Any part of a computer system or computer network;
without the consent of the owner of the computer system or computer
network, or the consent of the owner's licensee, commits computer
trespass, a Class A misdemeanor. [P.L.35-1986, @ 3.]



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