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Maryland Code § 7-302. Unauthorized access to computers and related material. (c) Prohibited.-
(1) A person may not intentionally, willfully, and without authorization access, attempt to access, cause to be accessed, or exceed the person's authorized access to all or part of a computer network, computer control language, computer, computer software, computer system, computer services, or computer database.
(2) A person may not commit an act prohibited by paragraph (1) of this subsection with the intent to:
(i) cause the malfunction or interrupt the operation of all or any part of a computer, computer network, computer control language, computer software, computer system, computer services, or computer data; or
(ii) alter, damage, or destroy all or any part of data or a computer program stored, maintained, or produced by a computer, computer network, computer software, computer system, computer services, or computer database.
(3) A person may not intentionally, willfully, and without authorization:
(i) possess, identify, or attempt to identify a valid access code; or
(ii) publicize or distribute a valid access code to an unauthorized person.
- MD Code, Crim L § 7-315 Prohibited:
- A person may not knowingly: (1) possess, use, manufacture, distribute, transfer, sell, offer, promote, or advertise for sale, use, or distribution, an unlawful telecommunication device or access code: (i) to commit a theft of telecommunication service; or (ii) to receive, disrupt, transmit, decrypt, acquire, or facilitate the receipt, disruption, transmission, decryption, or acquisition of a telecommunication service without the express consent or express authorization of the telecommunication service provider;
- This statute is not applicable. Wifi is unlicensed spectrum held as a common where all individuals have equal rights of use; it cannot be stolen. (Conversely, if this law did apply, wouldn't it be illegal to make any wifi enabled device?) Under federal law, Wifi would not even be classified as a "telecommunications service." Apparently under Maryland Code, Wifi may be considered a "telecommunications service." MD Code, Crim L § 7-313 Definitions.