The Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic filed comments today with the United States Sentencing Commission in response to the Commission’s request for public
comment. In summary, the commentators position is that computer crimes are currently punished more harshly than similar economic crimes so no increase in sentences is warranted. Additionally, the commentators point out several serious problems with the way cybercrime sentencing is currently done, including the application of a special definition of loss that includes unforseeable damages. To read more, you can obtain the comments here.
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