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Friday, January 18, 2013

How computer hacking laws make you a criminal

"In 1970, a 14-year-old boy dialed into a nationwide computer network, uploaded a virus he had written and caused the entire network to crash.

That boy was Bill Gates. Five years later, he founded Microsoft.

A few years later, two young men went around college dorms in California selling boxes of wires that let students bypass telephone-company restrictions and make long-distance calls for free."

The law isn't keeping up with technology.  In some cases, I feel it is intentional.  If you can be charged with a crime for something so innocuous as wanting to protect your on-line privacy that you can be charged with a felony for violating the Terms of Service, such as what happened to Aaron Schwartz something is very screwy.

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