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Playing Make-Believe Now Illegal in California

theodp (442580) writes | more than 3 years ago

Crime 2

theodp (442580) writes "TechCrunch's Michael Arrington reports that a California bill criminalizing online impersonations went into effect on January 1st. 'There has to be intent to harm, intimidate, threaten, or defraud another person — not necessarily the person you are impersonating,' explains Arrington. 'Free speech issues, including satire and parody, aren't addressed in the text of the bill. The courts will likely sort it out.' So, Fake Steve Jobs, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"

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Dude, I invented the friggin' iPhone (1)

Demonoid-Penguin (1669014) | more than 3 years ago | (#34736364)

Are SAG members exempted?

Why would Fake Steve Jobs care? (1)

vadim_t (324782) | more than 3 years ago | (#34737138)

This is about impersonation. He calls himself Fake Steve Jobs, making it completely obvious that he's not really Steve Jobs.

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