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The following penal provisions related to hacking are set out in Swedish Law:
(A) Chapter 4, Section 9c of the Swedish Penal Code (1962:700) (Sw. brottsbalk) (Swedish Penal Code). A person who unlawfully obtains access to a recording for automatic data processing or unlawfully alters or erases or inserts such a recording in a register, shall be sentenced for breach of data secrecy to a fine or imprisonment for at most two years, or, if the crime is gross, to imprisonment for at least six months and at most six years. A recording in this context includes even information that is being processed by electronic or similar means for use with automatic data processing.
(B) Section 52d and section 53 of the Swedish Copyright Act (1960:729) (Sw. Lag om upphovsrätt till litterära och konstnärliga verk) (the "Copyright Act"). It is prohibited to circumvent, without the consent of the author, any digital or analogue lock which prevents or limits the making of copies of a work protected by copyright, to circumvent a technological process, such as encryption, that prevents or limits the making available to the public of a work protected by copyright, or to circumvent any other technological measure that prevents or limits such acts of making available. Violations are punishable by fines or imprisonment for at most two years, i.e. and therefore regarded as criminal offences.

Provided By:
Jörgen Axelsson: Setterwalls Advokatbyrå Stockholm AB