Good News: Using A Proxy Server Isn't A Sign That You're More Of A Criminal (Yet)

from the phew dept

Some of us use proxy servers for VPN purposes, because it's just good security. However, the US Sentencing Commission was recently considering whether or not the use of a proxy server should be considered "sophisticated means," such that it could increase jailtime in sentencing for a crime. As the EFF notes, the Commission has rejected this concept for now, though, it's not entirely clear why or if this will change at a later date. However, for now, rest assured that using a proxy server doesn't automatically mean you deserve greater jailtime than if you don't.

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    ryan, 22 Apr 2009 @ 3:48am

    So if I live in a bad neighborhood, where mail theft is a problem, and I decide to use a P.O. box instead, am I subject to increased sentencing if I send or am sent mail of a fraudulent nature?

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