PART 11 : Felonies on IT

Article 525/a - (Annexed by Code 3756 Art. 21, 06.06.1991)

Whoever obtains programs or data or another component from an automatic data processing system illegally, shall be punished by imprisonment for one year to three years and a heavy fine of 1,000,000 to 15,000,000 liras.

Whoever uses, transfers or copies programs, data or another component in an automatic data processing system, with the purpose of harming anybody, shall suffer the punishment in the above mentioned paragraph.

Article 525/b - (Annexed by Code 3756 Art. 22, 06.06.1991) Whoever destroys or changes or deletes or prevents from operating or ensures incorrectly operating an automatic data processing system or data or another component, completely or partially, for the purpose of harming anyone or deriving

a benefit for himself or anybody else, shall be punished by imprisonment for two years to six years and a heavy fine of 5,000,000 to 50,000,000 liras. Whoever derives a legal benefit for himself or anybody else, using an automatic data processing system, shall be punished by imprisonment for one year to five

years and a heavy fine of 2,000,000 to 20,000,000 liras.

Article 525/c - (Annexed by Code 3756 Art. 23, 06.06.1991) Whoever puts data or other components into an automatic data processing system

or alters existing data or other components, in order to generate a counterfeit document for the purpose of using as evidence in jurisprudence, shall be punished by imprisonment for one year to three years. Whoever uses knowingly the abovementioned-altered one shall be punished by imprisonment for six months year to two years

Article 525/d - (Annexed by Code 3756 Art. 24, 06.06.1991)

Whoever violates the Article 525/a and 525/b by virtue of performing or while performing his profession, shall also be disqualified from holding the public office subject to offense or performing his profession or trade subject to offense for six months to three years, in addition to punishment prescribed in the Articles mentioned