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    Police and Justice Bill 2006

    http://www.publications.parliament.u...119.27-33.html

    Has anyone looked at this yet? There are some ammendments to the Computer Misuse Act in it.

    There is a clause that makes it an offense to impair the operation of any computer system. Other clauses prohibit preventing or hindering access to a program or data held on a computer, or impairing the operation of any program or data held on a computer.

    The maximum penalty for such crimes has also been increased from 5 years to 10 years.

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    Re: Police and Justice Bill 2006

    hopefully it means we can refer kids who unplug cables direct to the police for "impairing the operation of any program or data held on a computer" it might save the teachers some work if they are all in prison.

    I'm not sure where common 'hacker' tools like perl/python etc will fit into this
    or did the clause get dropped?

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    "an offense to impair the operation of any computer system. Other clauses prohibit preventing or hindering access to a program or data held on a computer, or impairing the operation of any program or data held on a computer."

    Does that mean you guys can lock up everyone at both Microsoft and Adobe?

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    Oh no, we can't use the "Software restriction policy" any more. 8)

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