Are you serious? This is entirely enforceable without unreasonable difficulty. It's easy to find out who owns an IP address and there's always contact info attached to that record. If the fine isn't paid or isn't paid on time, it's only a simple matter of shutting the company's site down 'til the fine is paid. We're not talkin' about individuals here, but companies, especially hosting services, etc. Notification would come through an official gov't somebody, not something like a spamish-lookin-email. Anybody who's setting up servers that falls for a spamish-looking-email about this, deserves whatever problems they get as a result of believing such an email. They really should know better.
And while they're at it, they should fine everyone who's DB is stolen due to stupid insecure setups... SQL injections, plaintext passwords, etc. This stuff isn't excusable, and it's pretty shocking that it's still common in late 2013. Can you imagine how much money the gov't would've made off Adobe and SONY over the past few years? That'd probably help lower our taxes (in theory).
Wasn't it just last year that SONY kept gettin' hacked for stupid security? And they weren't the only ones. Just a couple years ago, PC Pro had an article called "Is This The Golden Age of Hacking?". Last year, Ars Technica had an article "Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger". The state of security on the internet is appalling & that was well known before Snowden woke people up with more facts about the appalling nature of internet security.
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I find this funny, since polygraph test results aren't even admissible in court in many states In fact, the U.S. supreme court itself has discouraged the admission of polygraph "evidence" in court cases. I would think that fact by itself would put a big hole in the feds ability to prosecute this guy.
If speaking and not speaking can both result in incriminating yourself, then would this mean that the only way to use your 5th amendment right of not incriminating yourself, be to lie to the police & court?
That would make things insane, 'cause if you get busted for perjury, you can claim innocence 'cause you did it under your 5th amendment right since it's the only way to avoid incriminating yourself. Then they legally can't prosecute you for it without going against the constitution. I'm sure they'll probably still try to prosecute you.
If you have a decent enough lawyer to get you off, then could it mean a mistrial in the original court case where you perjured, since none of the testimony from you (or anyone else) could be considered legitimate? After all, the people testifying against you could also be lying in order to avoid incriminating themselves.
This could get really sticky really fast.