Computer Crimes

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The computer has evolved a great deal since its creation over a third of a century ago. The uses of the computer now seem endless. Unfortunately some of those uses include computer crimes. This paper will explore some recent crimes that have occurred and the laws that apply to them.         The first such incident took place in Russia between June and October 1994. Six people were arrested in the scheme, in which $10 million was allegedly shifted …

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…When a thief takes software, whether in the form of of a program written on paper or a program on a disk or tape, a situation arises that does not fit into the common law definition of larceny. This is because larceny at common law was confined to the taking of tangible property. However virtually every state has amended its definition of larceny or theft so that the stealing software is a crime. (Source: Textbook)