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It's straight up unauthorized access to a computer system. They tell you they don't allow it and you have to pay for it, the author clearly knew that, and evaded the protections. Cite me a legal environment where that is not a crime.

Which computer system does this access that the user was unauthorized to access? The user's home server?!

The made-for-DRM CFAA that might classify fooling a flimsy filter as "unauthorized access to a computer system" is very much US-specific. Over here on the other side of the world, I'm thankful I'm not subject to such legislation or judicial system, but to one which still has a sensible definition of "hacking".

Sigh. Routers are computers too.

Sigh. There's no _unauthorized access_ of a router here; neither the wireless network nor the router login were cracked.

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