Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18. Criminal Code § 18-5.5-102. Cybercrime

(1) A person commits cybercrime if the person knowingly:

(a) Accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof without authorization;  exceeds authorized access to a computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof;  or uses a computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof without authorization or in excess of authorized access;  or

(b) Accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud;  or

(c) Accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, money;  property;  services;  passwords or similar information through which a computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof may be accessed;  or other thing of value;  or

(d) Accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof to commit theft;  or

(e) Without authorization or in excess of authorized access alters, damages, interrupts, or causes the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of, or causes any damage to, any computer, computer network, computer system, computer software, program, application, documentation, or data contained in such computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof;  or

(f) Causes the transmission of a computer program, software, information, code, data, or command by means of a computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof with the intent to cause damage to or to cause the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of or that actually causes damage to or the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of any computer, computer network, computer system, or part thereof;  or

(g) Uses or causes to be used a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet to access a computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof, that circumvents or disables any electronic queues, waiting periods, or other technological measure intended by the seller to limit the number of event tickets that may be purchased by any single person in an online event ticket sale as defined in section 6-1-720, C.R.S .;  or

(h) Solicits or offers to arrange a situation in which a minor may engage in prostitution, by means of using a computer, computer network, computer system, or any part thereof;  or

(i) Directly or indirectly uses a scanning device to access, read, obtain, memorize, or store, temporarily or permanently, information encoded on the payment card without the permission of the authorized user of the payment card, and with the intent to defraud the authorized user, the issuer of the authorized user's payment card, or a merchant;  or

(j) Directly or indirectly uses an encoding machine to place information encoded on the payment card onto a different payment card without the permission of the authorized user of the payment card from which the information being reencoded was obtained, and with the intent to defraud the authorized user, the issuer of the authorized user's payment card, or a merchant.

(3)(a) Except as provided in subsections (3)(b), (3)(b.5), and (3)(c) of this section, if the loss, damage, value of services, or thing of value taken, or cost of restoration or repair caused by a violation of this section is:

(II) Less than three hundred dollars, cybercrime is a class 3 misdemeanor;

(III) Three hundred dollars or more but less than seven hundred fifty dollars, cybercrime is a class 2 misdemeanor;

(IV) Seven hundred fifty dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars, cybercrime is a class 1 misdemeanor;

(V) Two thousand dollars or more but less than five thousand dollars, cybercrime is a class 6 felony;

(VI) Five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty thousand dollars, cybercrime is a class 5 felony;

(VII) Twenty thousand dollars or more but less than one hundred thousand dollars, cybercrime is a class 4 felony;

(VIII) One hundred thousand dollars or more but less than one million dollars, cybercrime is a class 3 felony;  and

(IX) One million dollars or more, cybercrime is a class 2 felony.

(b) Cybercrime committed in violation of subsection (1)(a) of this section is a class 2 misdemeanor;  except that, if the person has previously been convicted under this section or of any criminal act committed in any jurisdiction of the United States which, if committed in this state, would be a felony under this statute, cybercrime committed in violation of subsection (1)(a) of this section is a class 6 felony.

(b.5) Cybercrime committed in violation of subsection (1)(h), (1)(i), or (1)(j) of this section is a class 5 felony.

(c)(I) Cybercrime committed in violation of subsection (1)(g) of this section is a class 1 misdemeanor.

(II) If cybercrime is committed to obtain event tickets, each ticket purchased shall constitute a separate offense.

(III) Subsection (1)(g) of this section shall not prohibit the resale of tickets in a secondary market by a person other than the event sponsor or promoter.

(d) Consistent with section 18-1-202 , a prosecution for a violation of subsection (1)(g) of this section may be tried in the county where the event has been, or will be, held.

(4) Nothing in this section precludes punishment pursuant to any other section of law.


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