18361096 submission Submission + - Playing Make-Believe Now Illegal in California 2 Submitted by theodp on Sunday January 02, 2011 @02:58AM theodp writes: TechCrunch's Michael Arrington reports that a California bill criminalizing online impersonations went into effect on January 1st. 'There has to be intent to harm, intimidate, threaten, or defraud another person — not necessarily the person you are impersonating,' explains Arrington. 'Free speech issues, including satire and parody, aren't addressed in the text of the bill. The courts will likely sort it out.' So, Fake Steve Jobs, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?