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Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • All About the NY SAFE Act

    || 25-Oct-2013

    On January 15 of this year, the State Legislature passed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as the NY SAFE Act. The law was developed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting and the intense nationwide debate over gun control that followed in the weeks and months following that tragic event. Governor Cuomo has referred to the SAFE Act as being the ...
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  • New York State SAFE Act Constitutionality

    || 19-Oct-2013

    Police officers and the state Sheriff's Association have questions regarding the constitutionality of New York's SAFE Act which now requires police to confiscate improperly registered guns. The Sheriff's Association has joined a lawsuit seeking to overturn this law and rallies have been held at the Capitol attended by those seeking to have this law repealed. The law lowers the limit of ...
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  • Proposed Update to NYS Cyber Crime Law

    || 12-Oct-2013

    If you are found guilty of stealing computerized Wall Street trading code, you may face a longer prison sentence. Right now, it is illegal to copy computer software without permission and the penalties are not stringent even if you have been found guilty of stealing an investment firm's software. However, under new proposed changes, the unlawful duplication of computer-related material may be ...
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  • Updates to NYS Cyber Crime Laws

    || 6-Oct-2013

    According to the NYS White Collar Crime Task Force, there have been some updates to the New York State's white collar crime laws. A cyber crime is any crime in which a computer, smart phone or the internet is found to have been used to commit or conceal a crime. This new proposal expands the definition of “computer material” in an effort to aid in the prosecution of those who ...
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