14-453 Definitions
14-453.1 Exceptions
14-453.2 Jurisdiction
14-454 Accessing computers
14-454.1 Accessing government computers
14-455 Damaging computers, computer programs, computer systems, computer networks, and resources
14-456 Denial of computer services to an authorized user
14-456.1 Denial of government computer services to an authorized user
14-457 Extortion
14-458 Computer trespass; penalty
14-458.1 Cyber-bullying; penalty
14-458.2 Cyber-bullying of school employee by student; penalty

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 14 > Article 60

  • Access: means to instruct, communicate with, cause input, cause output, cause data processing, or otherwise make use of any resources of a computer, computer system, or computer network. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Authorization: means having the consent or permission of the owner, or of the person licensed or authorized by the owner to grant consent or permission to access a computer, computer system, or computer network in a manner not exceeding the consent or permission. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Commercial electronic mail: means messages sent and received electronically consisting of commercial advertising material, the principal purpose of which is to promote the for-profit sale or lease of goods or services to the recipient. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Computer: means an internally programmed, automatic device that performs data processing or telephone switching. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Computer network: means the interconnection of communication systems with a computer through remote terminals, or a complex consisting of two or more interconnected computers or telephone switching equipment. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Computer program: means an ordered set of data that are coded instructions or statements that when executed by a computer cause the computer to process data. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Computer services: means computer time or services, including data processing services, Internet services, electronic mail services, electronic message services, or information or data stored in connection with any of these services. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Computer software: means a set of computer programs, procedures and associated documentation concerned with the operation of a computer, computer system, or computer network. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Computer system: means at least one computer together with a set of related, connected, or unconnected peripheral devices. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Data: means a representation of information, facts, knowledge, concepts, or instructions prepared in a formalized or other manner and intended for use in a computer, computer system, or computer network. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Electronic mail: means the same as the term is defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Electronic mail service provider: means any person who (i) is an intermediary in sending or receiving electronic mail and (ii) provides to end users of electronic mail services the ability to send or receive electronic mail. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Government computer: means any computer, computer program, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof, that is owned, operated, or used by any State or local governmental entity. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Internet chat room: means a computer service allowing two or more users to communicate with each other in real time. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • Profile: means (i) a configuration of user data required by a computer so that the user may access programs or services and have the desired functionality on that computer or (ii) a Web site user's personal page or section of a page made up of data, in text or graphical form, which displays significant, unique, or identifying information, including, but not limited to, listing acquaintances, interests, associations, activities, or personal statements. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Property: includes financial instruments, information, including electronically processed or produced data, and computer software and computer programs in either machine or human readable form, and any other tangible or intangible item of value. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • receiving: means acquiring possession or control or accepting a financial transaction card as security for a loan. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-113.8
  • Services: includes computer time, data processing and storage functions. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Unsolicited: means not addressed to a recipient with whom the initiator has an existing business or personal relationship and not sent at the request of, or with the express consent of, the recipient. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-453