Remember when it wasn’t possible to hook up your own telephone? This site has some sobering history.
Once upon a time I had an “illegal modem” hooked up to my computer. One fine day, while I was at school, a phone repairman came to the house to add a phone jack. He found the modem and simply took it, leaving a note saying that I was lucky he hadn’t decided to confiscate my whole computer.
Sleazy state-level legislation (pushed by our friends in the MPAA) is being passed by clueless politicians. btw, if you live in Michigan, on Monday you won’t be able to use VPNs or NAT any more. Too bad for you.