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    LONDON (Reuters) - Computer hacking, an offence police once dismissed as a teenage prank, would carry a maximum two-year prison term as part of a revised cybercrime law proposed by MPs.
    Is this too lenient as a maximum prison term?

    Source available from http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackage...0&section=news

    I would like to stress that if this happens and the prosecution feel that two years is not enough they may be able to successfully prosecute the defendants on a charge of criminal damage, yes that is possible depending on the circumstances. If this happens the maximum is 7 years from my understanding.

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    No. But I think everyone should get life for whatever they do, I think that would be a deterrent. John Walsh (man who's son was kidnapped by a sex offender and decapitated, campaigns for victims rights in the USA) calls it the Criminal injustice system. I think that's a very clever play on words.

    depends for wat it is and how much damage is caused
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    too lenient. hackers are losers who don;t have lives anyway, so wouldn;t really matter if they got life
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    lol tk migth have something to say about this...

    (Original post by Walk By)
    lol tk migth have something to say about this...
    :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    too lenient. hackers are losers who don;t have lives anyway, so wouldn;t really matter if they got life
    damn, she got there before me
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    haha
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    (Original post by Cate)
    haha
    hehe

    thats a wise move to have deleted that
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    (Original post by DazYaZZZ)
    thats a wise move to have deleted that
    :eek: sounds like a threat!

    (Original post by Tinykates)
    :eek: sounds like a threat!
    nah, you would have just maken yourself look stupid
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    too lenient. hackers are losers who don;t have lives anyway, so wouldn;t really matter if they got life
    Well lets put it this way. Someone could cause £50000 worth of criminal damage and get 7 years in prison. A hacker could cause a lot more and only get two. Is this logical?

    On the deterrent note, it's detection which is the main deterrent and not the gravity of the offence.
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    (Original post by DazYaZZZ)
    nah, you would have just maken yourself look stupid
    Once again daz, the pot calling the kettle black.

    MB
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    on a side note- walk by..how come you've changed account so many times?
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    (Original post by priya)
    on a side note- walk by..how come you've changed account so many times?

    Because he is a troll who keeps getting banned and just comes here to annoy everyone.

    MB
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    So what do people think should be the maximum amount? 10 years? Life?
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    So what do people think should be the maximum amount? 10 years? Life?
    life
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    Life's too harsh, i'd say about 5 years.
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    Why not use some kind of clockwork orange conditioning so that when a convicted hacker gets near a computer they start to feel really really ill...that'd work
 
 
 
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