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US Government Rules that Use of Proxies Need Not Merit Extra Jail Time (commentary)

US Government Rules that Use of Proxies Need Not Merit Extra Jail Time (commentary)

Last month, the US Sentencing Commission considered new sentencing guidelines that would classify the use of proxy servers as “sophisticated means” when used in the commission of a crime, thus requiring extra prison time. EFF spoke out against these guidelines, sending Staff Technologist Seth Schoen to appear before the Commission to argue (PDF) that the use of anonymizing technologies is a widespread practice that requires no special knowledge or skills.

Happily, it appears the Commission has decided, at least for now, not to classify the use of proxies as a sign of sophistication.

Source – EFF

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