Have you sung happy birthday recently, or went on the Internet while at Starbucks? Well, if you have, you broke the law! There are quite a few laws out there that you, and millions of others, have probably broken but didn’t realize it.
- Singing Happy Birthday in public could quickly any happy birthday into a sad one. The song is actually copyrighted. Just because it’s almost absurd NOT to sing the song during the party doesn’t mean the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers won’t file a suit. They actually threatened to sue the Girl Scouts of America.
- Connecting to public “WiFi” networks, or “WiFi” squatting, is against the law, even if it doesn’t ask for a password. Most people don’t consider this, especially if they only need the Internet for a short moment.
- Providing a false name online for emails or username accounts makes people think they are protecting their own privacy. However, this act is illegal and can relate to fraud. So even using ‘Twitter’ under a different name can mean you are contributing to illegal activity.
If it helps, you’re not the only person to have broken these laws without realizing it. The majority of people are in the same boat! It’s highly unlikely you will be approached by the police for these “crimes”, but it is good to know and to be aware of this.
If for any reason, you or a person you know is in jail, please contact your Downtown Bail Bond Store bail agent today! We’ll get you a bail bond to get you out of jail ASAP!