A Michigan man was arrested for using a café's Wi-Fi network (which was reserved for customers) from his car in 2007.
What many don't know is that there are quite a few circumstances that the Courts, over the years, have deemed to be exempt from this requirement.
One of those occurs when you enter the United States at the border.
In other words, simply disabling the copy protection is a federal crime. federal law that was passed during the Clinton administration.
There are some exemptions, such as circumventing copy protection of programs that are in an obsolete format for the purpose of archiving or preservation. Prior to this act, copyright violations were generally treated as civil matters and could not be prosecuted criminally unless it was done for commercial purposes.
The FBI is investigating to determine whether any criminal laws were broken.