Virus/Contaminant/Destructive Transmission Statutes
Last update: February 14, 2012
These statutes specifically reference any set of computer instructions (commonly known as "viruses" or "contaminants") that are designed to modify, damage, destroy, record, or transmit information within a computer system or network without the permission of the owner. Generally, they are designed to infect other computer programs or computer data, consume resources, modify, destroy, record or transmit data, and disrupt normal operation of a computer system.
See also: General computer crime statutes, including computer hacking and unauthorized access.
NCSL contact for additional information: Pam Greenberg, NCSL Denver Office, 303-364-7700 ext. 1413.