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Hackers beware: the cautionary story of Gary McKinnon.

Arnell, Paul; Reid, Alan

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Abstract

The law of extradition was changed following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. Subsequent practice has seen the range of extraditable offences expand to include acts not traditionally regarded as terrorist crimes. The case of Gary McKinnon provides one such example. This article describes and analyses the facts and law surrounding the extradition of McKinnon, and concludes that those involved in cyberspace in the United Kingdom should be very conscious of the long arm of United States criminal law.

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ARNELL, P. and REID, A. 2009. Hackers beware: the cautionary story of Gary McKinnon. Information and communications technology law [online], 18(1), pages 1-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13600830902727822

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 23, 2009
Online Publication Date Mar 23, 2009
Publication Date Apr 30, 2009
Deposit Date Apr 4, 2011
Publicly Available Date Apr 4, 2011
Journal Information and communications technology law
Print ISSN 1360-0834
Electronic ISSN 1469-8404
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 1
Pages 1-12
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13600830902727822
Keywords Extradition; Jurisdiction; United States; Computer misuse
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/584

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