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==== State computer crime laws ====
 
==== State computer crime laws ====
   
In the area of [[computer crime]], the term "access" is often used as an element of a criminal act. For example, under the California computer crime statute, the term '''access''' is defined as
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In the area of [[computer crime]], the term "access" is often used as an element of a criminal act. For example, under the California computer crime statute, the term "access" is defined as
   
 
{{Quote|to gain entry to, instruct, or [[communicate]] with the logical, arithmetical, or [[memory]] function resources of a [[computer]], [[computer system]], or [[computer network]].<ref>Cal. Penal Code §502.</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|to gain entry to, instruct, or [[communicate]] with the logical, arithmetical, or [[memory]] function resources of a [[computer]], [[computer system]], or [[computer network]].<ref>Cal. Penal Code §502.</ref>}}
   
In the Washington state computer crime law, '''access''' is defined as:
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In the Washington state computer crime law, "access" is defined as:
   
 
{{Quote|to approach, instruct, [[communicate]] with, [[store]] [[data]] in, [[data retrieval|retrieve data]] from, or otherwise make use of any resources of a [[computer]], directly or by [[electronic]] means.<ref>Wash. Rev. Code 9A.52.010(6).</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|to approach, instruct, [[communicate]] with, [[store]] [[data]] in, [[data retrieval|retrieve data]] from, or otherwise make use of any resources of a [[computer]], directly or by [[electronic]] means.<ref>Wash. Rev. Code 9A.52.010(6).</ref>}}

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