Set up an 802.11 WAN in Myanmar, go to jail for 7-15 years

The Associated Press reports that Myanmar's military government has made it illegal for companies to operate unlicensed private computer networks linked to their overseas offices.

The 32-point order says those who have already set up WAN services viasatellite link or by other technologies must apply for a license, which will be approved or rejected by the communications ministry.

Offenders face seven to 15 years in jail, according to the order published Friday in the state-run Myanmar Ahlin daily.

Will the local Pringles distributor face charges as well? I'll let the chips fall where they may. (OK, enough bad puns for one day)