New Hampshire Cyberstalking Laws
- A person is guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to prosecution in the jurisdiction where the communication originated or was received, if such person:
- Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no legitimate communicative purpose or without disclosing his or her identity and with a purpose to annoy, abuse, threaten, or alarm another; or
- Makes repeated communications at extremely inconvenient hours or in offensively coarse language with a purpose to annoy or alarm another; or
- Insults, taunts, or challenges another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response; or
- Knowingly communicates any matter of a character tending to incite murder, assault, or arson; or
- With the purpose to annoy or alarm another, communicates any matter containing any threat to kidnap any person or to commit a violation of RSA 633:4; or a threat to the life or safety of another; or
- With the purpose to annoy or alarm another, having been previously notified that the recipient does not desire further communication, communicates with such person, when the communication is not for a lawful purpose or constitutionally protected.
- As used in paragraph I, “communicates” means to impart a message by any method of transmission, including but not limited to telephoning or personally delivering or sending or having delivered any information or material by written or printed note or letter, package, mail, courier service or electronic transmission, including electronic transmissions generated or communicated via a computer. For purposes of this section, “computer” means a programmable, electronic device capable of accepting and processing data.
- In any complaint or information brought for the enforcement of RSA 644:4, I(f), it shall not be necessary for the state to negate any exception, excuse, proviso, or exemption contained therein and the burden of proof of any exception, excuse, proviso, or exemption shall be upon the defendant.
Indiana Cyberstalking Laws
Sec. 2. (a) A person who, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person but with no intent of legitimate communication:
- makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues;
- communicates with a person by telegraph, mail, or other form of written communication;
- transmits an obscene message, or indecent or profane words, on a Citizens Radio Service channel; or
- uses a computer network (as defined in IC 35-43-2-3(a)) or other form of electronic communication to:
- communicate with a person; or
- transmit an obscene message or indecent or profane words to a person
Alaska Online Abuse Laws
Went into effect 07/30/03
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 12 01 "An Act relating to harassment." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 11.61.120(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) A person commits the crime of harassment if, with intent to harass or 05 annoy another person, that person 06 (1) insults, taunts, or challenges another person in a manner likely to 07 provoke an immediate violent response; 08 (2) telephones another and fails to terminate the connection with intent 09 to impair the ability of that person to place or receive telephone calls; 10 (3) makes repeated telephone calls at extremely inconvenient hours; 11 (4) makes an anonymous or obscene telephone call or electronic 12 communication or a telephone call or electronic communication that threatens 13 physical injury; or 14 (5) subjects another person to offensive physical contact.
Sec. 11.41.270. Stalking in the second degree.
(a) A person commits the crime of stalking in the second degree if the person knowingly engages in a course of conduct that recklessly places another person in fear of death or physical injury, or in fear of the death or physical injury of a family member.
(b) In this section,
(1) “course of conduct” means repeated acts of nonconsensual contact involving the victim or a family member;
(2) “family member” means a
(A) spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, of the victim, whether related by blood, marriage, or adoption;
(B) person who lives, or has previously lived, in a spousal relationship with the victim;
(C) person who lives in the same household as the victim; or
(D) person who is a former spouse of the victim or is or has been in a dating, courtship, or engagement relationship with the victim;
(3) “nonconsensual contact” means any contact with another person that is initiated or continued without that person’s consent, that is beyond the scope of the consent provided by that person, or that is in disregard of that person’s expressed desire that the contact be avoided or discontinued; “nonconsensual contact” includes
(A) following or appearing within the sight of that person;
(B) approaching or confronting that person in a public place or on private property;
(C) appearing at the workplace or residence of that person;
(D) entering onto or remaining on property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;
(E) contacting that person by telephone;
(F) sending mail or electronic communications to that person;
(G) placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;
(4) “victim” means a person who is the target of a course of conduct.
(c) Stalking in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.