toofunnyy wrote:Uhh, MLB isn't going to go after you. They aren't going to turn you over to the feds.
WORST case, they close your account. You obviously have no clue about internet crimes, hacking, laws.
For the FBI to even look at a case, there has to b e $5000+ in damages. That's to even look at it. If MLB went to the FBI and said joe smuck is watching brewer games from home with a proxy, they would laugh in MLB's face.
Somebody didn't read the USA PATRIOT Act closely enough. It becomes an act of "cyberterrorism" at $5,000. It's punishable at any amount, and the FBI may investigate regardless of the damages. From an essay I wrote on the USAPA:
The name of the USAPA seems to imply that all that is contained within the Act is relevant to terrorism investigations, when, in fact, this is not the case. Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), activities such as website defacement, hacking, and various other activities are made illegal. In civil lawsuits, spamming and unsolicited “bots” that collect information from websites have also been considered to be under the jurisdiction of the CFAA. Under the USAPA, all offenses put into place by the CFAA are considered to be terrorist offenses. Furthermore, all attempts to commit crimes of “cyberterrorism” are considered to be punishable as if they were successful.
Note that any attempt
is punishable as terrorism. As such, if MLB claims that you intended to do significant damage, it is punishable as if you did
significant damage or stole significant amounts of material.
As for using a proxy, it's perfectly legal, so long as you aren't committing any other illegal activity. Yes, it's an offense of its own if you do something illegal while using a proxy, but the use of a proxy in itself is acceptable. (It had better be, since I use them for the purpose of anonymous browsing.)
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