scoots Posted August 3, 2011 Report Share Posted August 3, 2011 Paulb, It's ultimately going to be up to the legal authorities to decide where the crime was complete. That's important and, as I said before, there's obviously been agreement between the CPS and the Scottish version before they'd travel up and nick him. Think on another Shetlnad resident who was accused by the US of committing cybercrimes. The crime was committed THERE even though he was HERE. The same holds true for this one, it seems, only in this case as the English authorities were involved, they found it easier to travel up for him than the US did in the earlier case. In this case, you're wrong, I'm afraid. He wasn't kidnapped or abducted, he was lawfully arrested. In these cases, English law should apply to the arrest up here, same as Scottish law should if the circumstance was reversed. I think English arrest is different from Scottish as well. Maybe someone who's experienced that, or with more knowledge of that, could confirm or deny...? In the case of cybercrime, as any White Hat hacker can tell you, it's where the "crime" is completed that's most important, not where the hacker is sitting at the time. So he's broken English AND international laws if he's done ad they say, but NOT Scottish. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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