Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     45-6-311. Unlawful use of a computer. (1) A person commits the offense of unlawful use of a computer if the person knowingly or purposely:
     (a) obtains the use of any computer, computer system, or computer network without consent of the owner;
     (b) alters or destroys or causes another to alter or destroy a computer program or computer software without consent of the owner; or
     (c) obtains the use of or alters or destroys a computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof as part of a deception for the purpose of obtaining money, property, or computer services from the owner of the computer, computer system, computer network, or part thereof or from any other person.
     (2) A person convicted of the offense of unlawful use of a computer involving property not exceeding $1,500 in value shall be fined not to exceed $1,500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both. A person convicted of the offense of unlawful use of a computer involving property exceeding $1,500 in value shall be fined not more than 2 1/2 times the value of the property used, altered, destroyed, or obtained or be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not to exceed 10 years, or both.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 485, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 581, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 616, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 397, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 473, L. 2009.

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