A warning to those in Michigan

As of tomorrow morning, Michigan law banning VPNs and other private telecommunications software and hardware goes into effect (more). The following things (among others) are now a felony punishable by two years in prison and forfeiture of any equipment involved:

  • Anonymous internet access (actually, it's broader than that, it's anonymous telecommunications access of any kind).
  • Anything that could violate copyright (ie. file sharing software, hooking up two TV's to your cable connection without permission, etc.).
  • Anything that could provide free telecommunications access such as open wireless networks.
  • Source code or documentation for any of the above.

This is law as of tomorrow. It's already been passed. Yay for freedom, right… Freedom for rich megacorps to rape the American citizen, with the full collusion of the US government… Maybe I'm too into old American sportscars, but that's just not what America stands for to me…

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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