Posted Oct 26, 2006 3:41 UTC (Thu) by dlang
(✭ supporter ✭
Parent article: Patch summary: regulatory domains, network channels, and virtualization
one thing to note is that what is illegal for the general population to do is frequently very legal to do with a license.
for example a Ham Radio Operator is allowed to operate on frequancies, power levels, and antennas that the general population is not (and do other things like modfying the transmitter hardware). An interesting result of this is that Hams are takeing stock wireless cards and modifying them to versions that are only allowed to be used by people with (or under the supervision of someone with) the appropriate license
there will always be people who modify their equipment to do illegal things (look at the CB radio band for a perfect example), but if the restrictions are clearly spelled out and documented there can't be any claims of ignorance.
to post comments)