Teen jailed for refusing to reveal encryption key

  Dragon_Heart 00:50 12 Oct 10

Sorry if this has already been covered !

Oliver Drage, 19, who was originally arrested in May last year “on suspicion of possessing indecent child images”, has been given a 16-week prison sentence in a Young Offenders Institution for refusing to give up the encryption key for his computer.

He’s been sentenced using newish legislation which covers computer crime. On the basis you can’t be convicted of the same crime twice when he gets out he will go free ? Why then did the judge not first try ‘contempt of court’ and when he finished a short stay in prison he could be return to court and asked again for the encryption key.

If he again refused he could be sent back again & again, just like the old ‘cat & mouse’ act from the early part of the 20th century.

  Kevscar1 07:44 12 Oct 10

He will have been charged as having committed the crime between certain dates.
There is nothing to stop the police on his release asking for it again. If he refuses it is a new crime and he can be charged and taken to court again.
A very silly little boy if he has nothing to hide.

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