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Chasing after “petty” computer crime

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R. Thompson ; Osicom Technol. Inc., USA

Non-violent crime has found a goldmine of opportunity in the computer world. What constitutes a crime and how it impacts people as a society and individually is very slowly being worked out. The next few years will surely bring changes and decisions that will affect everyone. The pace in which the legal system currently moves is slow. This is to try to ensure fairness to all the parties involved: the victim, the accused and society as a whole. Perhaps issues regarding computing will force it to accelerate, perhaps not. Time will only tell

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IEEE Potentials  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 1 )