Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?

United States vs. Nosal - Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision You access your friend's Netflix account after he gave you permission to use it with his login and password. Did you just commit a federal criminal offense? Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 that sharing passwords to access computer databases can be grounds for criminal prosecution. The case was brought to the Appeals Court after David Nosal, an employee at the executive search firm Korn and Ferry International. Nosal left the firm in 2004 after being denied a promotion. Though he stayed [...]

Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution — New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney

New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney  Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law is uniquely qualified to defend clients who have been accused of a child pornography offense in New Orleans area. We have represented countless clients in child pornography cases in Louisiana.  Some of the specific types of cases we address include the possession, production, possession, distribution or sale of child pornography in New Orleans. Our knowledge of the law and experience in child pornography defense gives us the skill you need to effectively challenge the allegations made against you.      Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution   Child pornography [...]

Criminal Use of Internet, Virtual, Street-map; Enhanced Penalties — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Tnagipahoa, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.     Criminal Use of Internet, Virtual, Street-map; Enhanced Penalties -- La RS 14:73.9 When an Internet, virtual, street-level map is used in the commission of a criminal offense against a person or against property, an additional sentence for a period of not less than 1 year shall be imposed.  The additional penalty imposed pursuant to this Subsection shall be served consecutively with the sentence imposed for the underlying offense.

Unauthorized Use of a Wireless Router System; Pornography Involving Juveniles — Louisiana

Louisiana Sex Crime Computer Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, Computer Crime, Internet Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation. Unauthorized Use of a Wireless Router System; Pornography Involving Juveniles -- La RS 14:73.8 Unauthorized use of a wireless router system is the accessing or causing to be accessed of any computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof via any wireless router system for the purposes of uploading, downloading, or [...]

Computer Tampering — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Computer Cyber Crime Attorney If you or a loved one is being investigated for a White Collar Crime in the New Orleans area, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.  We have the experience and dedication that your case needs.    Computer Tampering -- La R.S. 14:73.3 Computer tampering is the intentional commission of any of the actions enumerated herein when that action is taken knowingly and without the authorization of the owner of a computer: (1.) Accessing or causing to be accessed a computer or any part of a [...]

Criminal Offenses Involving E-mail — Louisiana

  Offenses Against Electronic Mail Service Provider -- La R.S. 14:73.6 It shall be unlawful for any person to use a computer, a computer network, or the computer services of an e-mail service provider to transmit unsolicited bulk electronic mail in contravention of the authority granted by or in violation of the policies set by the electronic mail service provider.  Transmission of electronic mail from an organization to its members or noncommercial electronic mail transmissions shall not be deemed to be unsolicited bulk electronic mail. It is unlawful for any person to use a computer or computer network without authority [...]

Computer Fraud Law — Louisiana

Computer Fraud -- La R.S. 14:73.5 Computer fraud is the accessing or causing to be accessed of any computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof with the intent to: (1)  Defraud; or (2)  Obtain money, property, or services by means of false or fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, or through the fraudulent alteration, deletion, or insertion of programs or data. Whoever commits computer fraud shall be fined not more than $10,000.00, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years, or both. A court shall not suspend the sentence of a second or [...]

Criminal Offenses Against Computer Users — Louisiana

  Offenses Against Computer Users -- 14.73.4 An offense against computer users is the intentional denial to an authorized user, without consent, of the full and effective use of or access to a computer, a computer system, a computer network, or computer services. Whoever commits an offense against computer users shall be fined not more than $500.00 dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both, for commission of the offense. However, when the damage or loss amounts to a value of $500.00 or more, the offender may be fined not more than $10,000.00, or imprisoned with [...]

Computer Equipment / Suppliers Crimes — Louisiana

  Louisiana Criminal Offenses Against Computer Equipment or Supplies -- La R.S. 14:73.3 An offense against computer equipment or supplies is the intentional modification or destruction, without consent, of computer equipment or supplies used or intended to be used in a computer, computer system, or computer network. Whoever commits an offense against computer equipment or supplies shall be fined not more than$500.00, or be imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both. However, when the damage or loss amounts to a value of $500.00 or more, the offender may be fined not more than $10,000.00 or imprisoned with or [...]

Intellectual Property Crimes — Louisiana

  Offenses Against Intellectual Property  --  La R.S. 14:73.2 An offense against intellectual property is the intentional: (1)  Destruction, insertion, or modification, without consent, of intellectual property; or (2)  Disclosure, use, copying, taking, or accessing, without consent, of intellectual property. Whoever commits an offense against intellectual property shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both, for commission of the offense. However, when the damage or loss amounts to a value of $500.00 or more, the offender may be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned with or without hard labor, for not more [...]

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