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Senate Bill 0049


Senate Bill 0049

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB 49 (Updated April 28, 2005 8:33 pm - DI 75)


Various computer issues. Prohibits certain uses of spyware. Authorizes a provider of computer software, a web site owner, or a trademark or copyright holder harmed by a prohibited use of spyware to bring a civil action against the person who committed the prohibited act. Allows a person who brings a cause of action for unlawful spyware installation to receive injunctive relief and the greater of actual damages or $100,000 per violation. Provides that a person may be convicted of an offense if the person's conduct constitutes an offense under Indiana law and either: (1) involves the use of the Internet or another computer network, and access to the Internet or other computer network occurs in Indiana; or (2) involves the use of electronic communication, including the Internet or another computer network, outside Indiana and the victim of the conduct resides in Indiana at the time of the conduct. Provides that a trial for such conduct may be held in a county: (1) from which or to which access to the Internet or other computer network was made; (2) in which any computer, computer data, computer software, or computer network that was used to access the Internet or other computer network is located; or (3) in which the victim resides at the time of the conduct if the conduct involves the use of electronic communication and occurs outside Indiana.
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