Conspiracy On The Internet Under French Law

Recent malicious hacking attempts against big online companies such as Yahoo! make it clear that groups of hackers enter into conspiracies to commit computer crimes. Because the Internet facilitates the communication and exchange of data, it favors this kind of conspiracies. French Penal Code contains specific legal weapons against crimes related to the security of computer systems, including a specific definition of conspiracy over the Internet.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the elements of the crime of conspiracy over the Internet?
What sanctions apply to the crime of conspiracy over the Internet?
Practically, in what situation might the crime of conspiracy apply?

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