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Offence 1

1. Unauthorised access to computer material.

A person is guilty of an offence if:

  1. he causes a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in a computer;
  1. the access he intends to secure is unauthorized; and
  1. he knows at the time when he causes the computer to perform the function that this is the case.

The intent a person has to commit an offence under this section need not be directed at

  1. any particular program or data;
  1. a program or data of any particular kind; or
  1. a program or data held in any particular computer.

A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5, on the standard scale or both.

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