1.    A person is guilty of aggravated criminal invasion of computer privacy if the person:
A. Intentionally makes an unauthorized copy of any computer program, computer software or computer information, knowing that the person is not authorized to do so; [1989, c. 620, (NEW).]

B. Intentionally or knowingly damages any computer resource of another person, having no reasonable ground to believe that the person has the right to do so; or [1989, c. 620, (NEW).]

C. Intentionally or knowingly introduces or allows the introduction of a computer virus into any computer resource, having no reasonable ground to believe that the person has the right to do so. [1989, c. 620, (NEW).]

[ 1989, c. 620, (NEW) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 433

  • Computer: means an electronic, magnetic, optical, electrochemical or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic or storage functions and includes any data storage device or communications facility directly related to or operating in conjunction with the device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5166
  • Computer information: means a representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts or instructions that are confidential or proprietary, are being prepared or have been prepared from an organized set of data and are located in computer memory or on magnetic, optical or mechanical media transferable directly to or useable directly by a computer as a source of data or instructions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5166
  • Computer program: means an ordered set of data representing coded instructions or statements that, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to process data. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5166
  • Computer resource: means a computer program, computer software, computer system, computer network, computer information or any combination thereof. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5166
  • Computer software: means a set of computer programs, procedures and associated documentation used in the operation of a computer system. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5166
  • Computer virus: means any computer instruction, information, data or program that degrades the performance of a computer resource; disables, damages or destroys a computer resource; or attaches itself to another computer resource and executes when the host computer program, data or instruction is executed or when some other event takes place in the host computer resource, data or instruction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5166
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
2.    Aggravated criminal invasion of computer privacy is a Class C crime.
[ 1989, c. 620, (NEW) .]

SECTION HISTORY

1989, c. 620, (NEW).