I did an interview with KHOU the other day for a piece on the lawsuit mentioned earlier and how it was progressing. They were at my lab for an hour or so and ended up using about 15 seconds of footage.
Like the video says, computer repair work isn’t the most glamorous work, but it’s what I love to do. Give me a call and I’ll show you!
Link to the news article: New law may require computer techs to be private investigators
Link to the video footage: KHOU Video
Here’s another quick picture someone at IJ snapped of me outside the Austin courthouse. I felt bad for everyone out there in wool suits, the linen was very nice to me that day.
i’ve just watched the video, i think this law is a completely absurd, i mean its true it may be a fine line between being called upon to fix somebody’s problem, because that implies investigating what the problem is before you be able to fix it, but needing a licence to help someobody out fixing a problem? is that what it is really about? i mean you wouldnt touch anybody’s computer unless they invit you to do so, so how could it be a breach of any law so long as there is a mutual consensus?
The issue at hand is that Private Investigators are a dying breed. They are seeking to have legislation to protect their business. It’s very similar to what the RIAA/MPAA are doing in America. They have failed to stay up to date and are seeking governmental protection for a broken business model.
This should be a class action.
The point of the lawsuit is to get the law changed, not to collect damages. I think the IJ is looking for a total of $1 in damages from the state. They’re not asking for anything more so that the court sees that our intentions are simply to change the law, and not wring money from the state or other parties.
Tell you what, though, I’ll split my share of that one dollar with you!
Very interesting. Do you know if other states are following suite?
I would say that this guy had the worst run of luck that anyone. Thanks 😉
i think this is a great law. I hope to see this implemented everywhere
Looking good there buddy!!