National Stolen Property Act

The National Stolen Property Act involves the transportation, transmission or transfer of stolen goods, securities, moneys, fraudulent State tax stamps, or articles used in counterfeiting. Whether or not there could be an extension of this legislation to include computer crimes involving intellectual property has been considered

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the exceptions to this legislation?
How are courts determining the meaning of “goods” under the Act?
What if the owner of the property retains his or her copy of it and crosses state lines?
Can computer programs be held to apply under the National Stolen Property Act?

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