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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 087 : COMPUTER CRIMES

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 4101)
  • § 4101. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Access" means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, enter data in, retrieve data from, or otherwise make use of any resources of a computer, computer system, or computer network.

    (2) "Computer" means an electronic device which performs logical, arithmetic, and memory functions by the manipulations of electronic, photonic or magnetic impulses, and includes all input, output, processing, storage, software, or communications facilities which are connected or related to such a device in a system or network, including devices available to the public for limited or designated use or other devices used to access or connect to such a system or network.

    (3) "Computer network" means the interconnection of remote user terminals with a computer through communications lines, or a complex consisting of two or more interconnected computers.

    (4) "Computer program" means a series of instructions or statements or related data that, in actual or modified form, is capable of causing a computer or a computer system to perform specified functions in a form acceptable to a computer, that permits the functioning of a computer system in a manner designed to provide appropriate products from such computer system.

    (5) "Computer software" means a set of computer programs, procedures, and associated documentation concerned with the operation of a computer system.

    (6) "Computer system" means a set of connected computer equipment, devices and software.

    (7) "Data" means any representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts, or instructions that are being prepared or have been prepared and are intended to be entered, processed, or stored, are being entered, processed, or stored, or have been entered, processed, or stored in a computer, computer system, or computer network.

    (8) "Property" includes electronically produced data, and computer software and programs in either machine or human readable form, and any other tangible or intangible item of value.

    (9) "Services" includes computer time, data processing, and storage functions. (Added 1999, No. 35, § 1.)