Saturday, December 22, 2007

To Nick Spicolli, I mean Ciarelli ... The Law. Learn It Know It Live It

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 90 > § 1832

§ 1832. Theft of trade secrets

(a) Whoever, with intent to convert a trade secret, that is related to or included in a product that is produced for or placed in interstate or foreign commerce, to the economic benefit of anyone other than the owner thereof, and intending or knowing that the offense will, injure any owner of that trade secret, knowingly—
(1) steals, or without authorization appropriates, takes, carries away, or conceals, or by fraud, artifice, or deception obtains such information;
(2) without authorization copies, duplicates, sketches, draws, photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies, replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, or conveys such information;
(3) receives, buys, or possesses such information, knowing the same to have been stolen or appropriated, obtained, or converted without authorization;
(4) attempts to commit any offense described in paragraphs (1) through (3); or
(5) conspires with one or more other persons to commit any offense described in paragraphs (1) through (3), and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy,
shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
(b) Any organization that commits any offense described in subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $5,000,000.


Anonymous said...

Spicolli? What's that about?

Anyway, yah, Nick was breaking the law. It's really unfortunate that he was likely paid off instead of being bled dry.

I sure hope he stays out of journalism because he has zero integrity.

FYT said...

spicolli is a reference to the movie Fast Times At Ridgemont High - all the pics of him make him look like a pothead