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Title 16, Chapter 9, Section 92 (16-9-92)

As used in this article, the term:

(1) "Computer" means an electronic, magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device or system performing computer operations with or on data and includes any data storage facility or communications facility directly related to or operating in conjunction with such device; but such term does not include an automated typewriter or typesetter, portable hand-held calculator, household appliance, or other similar device that is not used to communicate with or to manipulate any other computer.

(2) "Computer network" means a set of related, remotely connected computers and any communications facilities with the function and purpose of transmitting data among them through the communications facilities.

(3) "Computer operation" means computing, classifying, transmitting, receiving, retrieving, originating, switching, storing, displaying, manifesting, measuring, detecting, recording, reproducing, handling, or utilizing any form of data for business, scientific, control, or other purposes.

(4) "Computer program" means one or more statements or instructions composed and structured in a form acceptable to a computer that, when executed by a computer in actual or modified form, cause the computer to perform one or more computer operations. The term "computer program" shall include all associated procedures and documentation, whether or not such procedures and documentation are in human readable form.

(5) "Data" includes any representation of information, intelligence, or data in any fixed medium, including documentation, computer printouts, magnetic storage media, punched cards, storage in a computer, or transmission by a computer network.

(6) "Financial instruments" includes any check, draft, money order, note, certificate of deposit, letter of credit, bill of exchange, credit or debit card, transaction-authorizing mechanism, or marketable security, or any computer representation thereof.

(7) "Property" includes computers, computer networks, computer programs, data, financial instruments, and services.

(8) "Services" includes computer time or services or data processing services.

(9) "Use" includes causing or attempting to cause:

(A) A computer or computer network to perform or to stop performing computer operations;

(B) The obstruction, interruption, malfunction, or denial of the use of a computer, computer network, computer program, or data; or

(C) A person to put false information into a computer. (10) "Victim expenditure" means any expenditure reasonably and necessarily incurred by the owner to verify that a computer, computer network, computer program, or data was or was not altered, deleted, damaged, or destroyed by unauthorized use.

(11) "Without authority" includes the use of a computer or computer network in a manner that exceeds any right or permission granted by the owner of the computer or computer network.

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