[funsec] So, did the BBC cross the line?
david.a.harley at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 05:09:47 CDT 2009
> It's convoluted, the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) has a lot of
> ambiguous clauses which state "with intent", but, on the
> counter side if you do anything unauthorised on a computer
> system you are in breach (irrelevant of intent). So, my call,
> as a non-lawyer would be that they've broken the law and I'd
> like to see them investigated. Certainly if I did similar
> without authorisation I'd expect to be arrested for it.
Actually, the sticking point appears to be the unauthorised modification:
unauthorised access seems clear, even if no-one ever goes to court over it.
I'd say there is a possible on section 3 case, and that the guy from Pinsent
Mason didn't understand the full technological implications. But IANAL blah
blah blah either.
David Harley BA CISSP FBCS CITP
Small Blue-Green World
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