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The Canadian Criminal Code on Hacking

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There's a really interesting case making its way through the courts in Nova Scotia Canada. Right now. I'm 19 year old has been charged with the unauthorized use of a computer or service for downloading several thousand documents from a public government website. Now this user the defendant went through and wrote a script that enumerated several euros and download it all this information automatically think of going to Mark n.

C / 1 changing the one with two then a three and a half or so on and so forth several thousand times its really efficient way to download this information that he says he believed was public. So he's going to argue what's called color of right? It's a commonwealth legal concept of essentially says, I believe my actions were justifiable based on other permissions that were granted to me.

So in this case, it's a public website that anybody can point your browser to I was just doing the same thing in a more efficient manner that the government's going to argue that this was unauthorized use of a computer because the defendant found several public documents been also document that weren't intended to be public they were How much are the server they just weren't actively linked to know there's a fascinating case because there's that key question is what's authorized or unauthorized use of a system now if the government had a robots.txt file which defines the automated use of the website there could be more meat to this argument.

I don't know. We haven't seen what the government's exact structure of their defense or their argument is or what the defense's argument is. We're going to have to keep a close eye on this because I'm not authorized is one of the few terms that are not defined under Section 342.

1 this is very much in the Court's hands stay tuned for more. There's a really interesting case making its way through the courts in Nova Scotia Canada. Right now. I'm 19 year old has been charged with the unauthorized use of a computer or service for downloading several thousand documents from a public government website.

Now this user the defendant went through and wrote a script that enumerated several euros and download it all this information automatically think of going to Mark n. C / 1 changing the one with two then a three and a half or so on and so forth several thousand times its really efficient way to download this information that he says he believed was public.

So he's going to argue what's called color of right? It's a commonwealth legal concept of essentially says, I believe my actions were justifiable based on other permissions that were granted to me. So in this case, it's a public website that anybody can point your browser to I was just doing the same thing in a more efficient manner that the government's going to argue that this was unauthorized use of a computer because the defendant found several public documents been also document that weren't intended to be public they were How much are the server they just weren't actively linked to know there's a fascinating case because there's that key question is what's authorized or unauthorized use of a system now if the government had a robots.txt file which defines the automated use of the website there could be more meat to this argument.

I don't know. We haven't seen what the government's exact structure of their defense or their argument is or what the defense's argument is. We're going to have to keep a close eye on this because I'm not authorized is one of the few terms that are not defined under Section 342.

1 this is very much in the Court's hands stay tuned for more.