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Use a proxy, go to jail?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by psteve710, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. psteve710

    psteve710 Registered Member

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    Hi BHW members!
    I am new to BHW, I was always clean and do a lot of white SEO for a long time but things just take forever to show up, thats how I decided to join Blackhat Movement :).

    Back to my question, I came across this article saying that you could go to jail for using proxy?

    Whats your take?

    Here is the link to the article:
    http[:]//econsultancy[.]com/us/blog/3678-use-a-proxy-go-to-jail

    remove the brackets
     
  2. huzah

    huzah Newbie

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    How exactly did you draw the conclusion "Use a proxy, go to jail" from that article? It only said it can lead to an increased sentence if used by criminals.

    Don't get me wrong, I still disagree with the whole initiative, because the government has no business ininterfering in these things. But your conclusion doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
     
  3. deesee

    deesee Registered Member

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    The article you linked is two years old and that proposal has already been voted on.

    Here:

    http[:]//arstechnica[.]com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/us-sentencing-guidelines-wont-punish-online-proxy-use.ars

    In short, they voted "no"
     
  4. Debian

    Debian Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It just means don't commit a crime behind a proxy and if you do, expect a 25% harsher punishment.
     
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  5. psteve710

    psteve710 Registered Member

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    Well said Debian