The Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic filed a second set of comments today on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Electronic Frontier Foundation and The Sentencing Project with the United States Sentencing Commission in response to the Commission’s second request for public comment. In summary, the commentators position is that computer crimes should be sentenced no differently than similar economic crimes. The creation of special enhancements or a special definition of loss for computer crime cases establishes a framework in which sentences are disproportionate to the defendant’s culpability and chill legitimate computer security research, reporting and adoption of new, beneficial technologies. To read more, you can obtain the comments by clicking here.
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