Under this act, the value of any service or property shall amount to the fair market’s value, if:
Proved that there is a willing buyer and a willing seller. The value includes the cost of repair to the damage by any unlawful act. It will also incorporate, but not limited to, the cost of gaining or generating data, as well as storing it with a computer, network or system.
One is guilty of computer criminal activity if:
He knowingly or purposely without authority accesses any computer program, software, equipment, network or system, changes, destroys or harms any computer. In addition, if the individual access without permission on the data, storage medium, software, system or computer network or impairs, denies, or disrupts computer services available to other users will be liable of conviction.
Gains access or tries to gain access to any database, storage medium, equipment or system for seeking to defraud money or sensitive information from the computer’s owner or any other entity.
Gets, copies, or uses any computer program, software, database, or other information stored in a computer, network or system.
Gains access and recklessly damages, destroys, alters any computer, network, program, software or equipment.
Any violation of subsection a. under this section is a felony of the 3rd degree. A violation of subsection b falls under a felony of the 2nd degree. A violation of subsection c. falls under a felony of the 3rd degree, only that is that of a 2nd degree if the value of the service or money sought to be obtained surpasses 5, 000 dollars. One is guilty of a felony of the third degree if:
The human being knowingly or purposely without authority gains entry to a data base or computer program and recklessly or knowingly discloses them to another entity.
One is guilty of a felony of the 2nd degree if:
He knowingly or purposefully without authority accesses any data or computer and then discloses the data or computer programs that is under protection by law.
Notably, it is an affirmative defense to a prosecution pursuant to subsection e. of 9-17, after proving that the actor copied, accessed, or gained a computer program or software with a retail value of less than a thousand dollars and the actor never disclosed the software or program to a third party.