Make the wrong video, get arrested
Make a not-government-approved video, get arrested.
From The Smoking Gun:
Investigators have not yet provided details about how [the producer of the film trailer Innocence of Muslims, AKA the Muhammad Movie Trailer, Nakoula Basseley] Nakoula allegedly violated probation, but it seems clear that his involvement in the “Innocence of Muslim” production is central to the government’s new charge.
Next thing you know, he’ll be charged with a thought crime. Oh wait, he effectively is.
Nakoula had restrictions place on his internet usage and was not allowed to use anything but his real name as terms of his probation following a 2010 conviction for bank fraud.
So while we can’t condone a possible probation violation, it would seem the restrictions were likely based on Nakoula’s bank fraud and were not intended to suppress his freedom of speech.
Nakoula should have made a video where instead of looking something like a bewhiskered Randy Quaid (on green-screen and with an overdeveloped libido), Muhammad is instead honor-murdering females, practicing affirmative action, and stoning homosexuals. That would have placed Uncle Sugar/Big Brother in a real moral bind.