House Judiciary Subcommittee Approves Anti-Spyware Bill

The House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security approved house bill HR 1525 by voice vote. The bill will now go before Congress for a vote. If voted into law, HR 1525 will make it a crime to install software to alter security settings, damage a computer or commit fraud. Violaters could face fines and/or prisson sentences of two to five years, depending on the offense.

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