contributed by Agrajag
Are the punishments given to those who commit relatively minor
computer-related crimes, such as web page defacements unfair?
Rather than being treated like their real-world counterparts (eg:
trespass and spray-painting graffiti), and earning the fairly minor
sentences that fit the actual crimes, they are most often instead
treated as serious felonies deserving of overly harsh punishments,
which are simply completely out of line with the crimes committed,
seemingly only given just because a computer was involved.