Program Software Law Explained

Defending NJ 2C:20-33.  Obtaining, copying, accessing program, software valued at $1,000 or less.

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NJ Statute: 2C:20-33.  Obtaining, copying, accessing program, software valued at $1,000 or less.

It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution pursuant to subsection e. of section 4 of P.L.1984, c.184 (C.2C:20-25), which shall be proved by clear and convincing evidence, that the actor obtained, copied or accessed a computer program or computer software that had a retail value of less than $1,000 and the actor did not disseminate or disclose the program or software to any other person.

L.1984,c.184,s.12; amended 2003, c.39, s.5.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:20-33, Violation 2C:20-33, Offense 2C:20-33

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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