Remove a RootKit... Go to Jail.
[via Michael K. Campbell’s Blog]
Apparently under proposed changes to the DMCA, you might be facing a 10 years of hard time if you attempt to remove copyright protection.
Likewise, any user attempting to remove that rootkit on their own would be violating a law packing 10 years of punishment - whether they succeeded or not. (i.e. just TRYING to remove copyright protection would be a crime, whether you succeeded or not - and in the case of these rootkits, you wouldn't be allowed to even DISCUSS removing them from your machine without technically breaking the law.)