[SATLUG] Texas Law

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Fri Jun 27 21:25:17 CDT 2008


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
> 
> Sincerely,
> Leif Johnson
> (361) 749-1200 x. 316
> http://blog.paisd.net

Ahh yes another example of how Laws screw more things up then they
fix.  

todd



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