April 28, 2000
7:05 AM   Subscribe

Not only can Kevin Mitnick not touch a computer, cell phone, or the Internet for three years, but a judge is trying to bar him from the lecture circut because he's talking about hacking and technology. I wonder, if they get him to stop talking about technology, are they going to bust him for thinking about it too?
posted by mathowie (4 comments total)
I think it's ridiculous because the judge in sentencing obviouly wanted to make it a punitive punishment when she stated she didn't expect him to be able to make minimum wage.

Oh, wonderful. Let's impoverish the ex-cons we unleash into the public as incentive not to commit a crime.

Uh, besides, isn't he doing a public GOOD by discussing what he did? I mean, is there someone else more qualified?
posted by rich at 9:10 AM on April 28, 2000

Ugh. Not to mention that this also infringes upon the rights of those of us who are interested in hearing Mitnick speak.
posted by jbushnell at 2:36 PM on April 28, 2000

The guy hasn't touched a computer in years. What could he possibly have to say that's of any relevance? A hacker that can't r0x me in Quake 2? No thanks.

posted by lzealand at 11:07 PM on April 28, 2000

He can speak quite knowledgeably from first-hand experience about the legal system, and how to deal with getting caught...
posted by cCranium at 4:15 PM on April 29, 2000

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