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Submission + - Breaching an AUP a crime in Western Australia (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A recent court case highlights that breaching an acceptable use policy at work could land you in court in Western Australia: a police officer doing a search of the police database for a friend was fined — not for disclosing confidential police information, but for unlawful use of a "restricted-access computer system" — cracking. More worryingly for West Australians, this legal blog points out that breaching any Acceptable Use Policy would seem to be enough to land you in jail for cracking — for example, using your internet connection to break copyright.
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Breaching an AUP a crime in Western Australia

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