Student charged with unlawful 0800 use

Faces three charges in Court this week

A British Internet user is to appear before Corby Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with gaining unauthorised access to the Internet. It has been alleged that 18-year-old Chris Buckley, from Oundle, Northamptonshire, used a BT freephone 0800 number to access the Net without authorisation or permission. He's also been charged with posting material on newsgroups that may have caused "an annoyance" and for using profanities. All three charges are being brought under Section 1 of the Computer Missuse Act 1990 and Section 42 of the Telecommunications Act 1984. ®

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