Does internet cafe ban make your computer illegal?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When thousands of internet cafes throughout Florida were effectively shut down by a new law following the recent allied veterans of the world scandal, Governor Rick Scott and lawmakers in Tallahassee were targeting the legislation at illegal gambling that allegedly went on at some of those places.
Action News just obtained a copy of a new lawsuit against the state from an internet cafe owner in South Florida. The complaint alleges portions of the new law are "unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable."
The suit cites a portion of the legislation defining "...a device, system, or network is a prohibited slot machine..." if it can be used in a game if chance.
Because even a smartphone or any computer can access games of chance, some lawyers believe the legal wording is much too broad in scope.
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