[SATLUG] Texas Law

John Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 21:21:24 CDT 2008


On Friday 27 June 2008 21:08:49 pixelnate at gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 20:34 -0500, Leif Johnson wrote:
> > I just came across this. Am I now a criminal? I regularly investigate
> > computer problems on our school district's PCs and Linux servers.
> >
> > "Under the new law enacted in 2007, Texas has put computer repair shops
> > on notice that they had better watch their backs any time they work on a
> > computer.  If a computer repair technician without a government-issued
> > private investigator's license takes any actions that the government
> > deems to be an investigation, they may be subject to criminal
> > penalties of up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, as well as civil
> > penalties of up to $10,000.  The definition of investigation is very
> > broad and encompasses many common computer repair tasks."
> >
> > Link:
> > http://www.ij.org/first_amendment/tx_computer_repair/6_26_08pr.html
>
> OMG, you have to be kidding me. Now you need a permit to do basic
> computer maintenance. All problems require at least a bit of
> "investigation." Ridiculous.
>
>
> ~Nate

ROFL! Texas law can kiss my ass.


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