SEC. 97-45-9. Offense against intellectual property; penalties.
(1) An offense against intellectual property is the intentional:
(a) Destruction, insertion or modification, without consent, of intellectual property; or
(b) Disclosure, use, copying, taking or accessing, without consent, of intellectual property.
(2) Whoever commits an offense against intellectual property shall be punished, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. However, when the damage or loss amounts to a value of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or more, the offender may be punished, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the disclosure, use, copying, taking, or accessing by proper means as defined in this chapter.
SOURCES: Laws, 1985, ch. 319, Sec. 5, eff from and after July 1, 1985.