State PI laws, which I've reported on since January, are making it illegal for people to perform basic computer repair and security operations unless they hold a plicense or work for a licensed PI in their states. That’s what it’s come to in the state of Texas, according to an October 31 article in the Institute for Justice, which says:
It takes years of training and thousands of dollars in licensing fees to become a private investigator. It takes even more time to become a good geek. Geeks aren't PI's. And PI's certainly aren't, nor want to be, geeks.