[SATLUG] Texas Law

Joe Rose jerosejr at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 11:24:16 CDT 2008


Are they refering to a forensic investigation as opposed to more technical
troubleshooting?  Definitely needs bettter definitions...



On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>
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
> >
> > 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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