An "owner" means any person who has a right to possession superior to
that of a taker, obtainer or withholder.
General Statutes § 53a-118 (a) (5) (applies to Part IX: Larceny,
Robbery and Related Offenses, §§ 53a-119 -- 53a-136a).
See State v. Morant, 242 Conn. 666, 671 (1997), overruled in part
on other grounds, Shabazz v. State, 259 Conn. 811 (2002) (a
person cannot be the owner of "contraband"). Contraband is defined in §
54-36a (1) as "any property, the possession of which is prohibited by
any provision of the general statutes."
General Statutes §
53a-118 (b), (c), and (d) qualify the meaning of "owner" in the context
of stolen property, jointly owned property, and security interests in
property. See LARCENY, Instruction 9.1-1.
"Owner" means an owner or
lessee of a computer or a computer network, or an owner, lessee or
licensee of computer data, computer programs or computer software.
General Statutes § 53-451 (10) (applies to Internet Crimes).