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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 087 : COMPUTER CRIMES

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 4105)
  • § 4105. Theft or destruction

    (a)(1) A person shall not intentionally and without claim of right deprive the owner of possession, take, transfer, copy, conceal, or retain possession of, or intentionally and without lawful authority, destroy any computer system, computer network, computer software, computer program, or data contained in such computer, computer system, computer program, or computer network.

    (2) Copying a commercially available computer program or computer software is not a crime under this section, provided that the computer program and computer software has a retail value of $500.00 or less and is not copied for resale.

    (b) Penalties. A person convicted of violating this section shall be:

    (1) if the damage or loss does not exceed $500.00 for a first offense, imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both;

    (2) if the damage or loss does not exceed $500.00 for a second or subsequent offense, imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both; or

    (3) if the damage or loss exceeds $500.00, imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than $25,000.00, or both. (Added 1999, No. 35, § 1; amended 2013, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 15.)