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019. COLORADO CRIMINAL CODE – OFFENSES INVOLVING FRAUD -COMPUTER CRIMES

The Crime of Computer crime in Colorado 18-5.5-102

A person commits computer crime if he or she knowingly:

• accesses or exceeds authorized access to a computer, computer network, or computer system without authorization;

• access any computer, computer network, or computer system for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud;

• accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system to falsely or fraudulently obtain money, property, services, passwords, or similar information or another thing of value;

• accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system to commit theft;

• alters, damages, interrupts, or causes the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of, or causes any damage to, any computer, computer network, or computer system or data contained in such without authorization;

• causes the transmission of a computer program, software, information, code, data, or command by means of a computer, computer network, or computer system with the intent to cause damage to or to cause the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of any computer, computer network, computer system, or part thereof; or

• uses or causes to be used a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet to access a computer, computer network, or computer system in order to circumvent or disable any electronic queues, waiting periods, or other technological measure intended to limit the number of event tickets that may be purchased by any single person in an on-line event ticket sale. 18-5.5-102 (1)

Computer crime is a class 2 misdemeanor when the loss, damage, value of services, cost of repair, or thing of value taken is less than $500. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a)

Accessing or using a computer, computer network, or computer system without authorization or exceeding authorized access to a computer, computer network, or computer system is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-5.5-102 (3) (b)

Computer crime is a class 1 misdemeanor when the loss, damage, value of services, cost of repair, or thing of value taken is $500 or more but less than $1,000. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a)

Using a software application in order to circumvent or disable queues or other measures that are intended to limit the number of tickets that may be purchased by any single person in an on-line ticket sale is a class 1 misdemeanor.18-5.5-102 (3) (c) (I)

It is a class 6 felony if an individual with one or more prior convictions for a computer crime accesses or uses a computer, computer network, or computer system without authorization; or exceeds authorized access to a computer, computer network, or computer system. 18-5.5-102 (3) (b)

Computer crime is a class 4 felony if the loss, damage, cost of repair, value of services, or thing of value taken is at least $1,000, but less than $20,000. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a)

Computer crime is a class 3 felony if the loss, damage, cost of repair, value of services, or thing of value taken is at least $20,000. 18-5.5-102 (3) (a)


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