Crimes Act 1961

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Crimes involving computers

  • Heading: substituted, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).

248 Interpretation
  • For the purposes of this section and sections 249 and 250,—

    access, in relation to any computer system, means instruct, communicate with, store data in, receive data from, or otherwise make use of any of the resources of the computer system

    computer system

    • (a) means—

      • (i) a computer; or

      • (ii) 2 or more interconnected computers; or

      • (iii) any communication links between computers or to remote terminals or another device; or

      • (iv) 2 or more interconnected computers combined with any communication links between computers or to remote terminals or any other device; and

    • (b) includes any part of the items described in paragraph (a) and all related input, output, processing, storage, software, or communication facilities, and stored data.

    Section 248: substituted, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).