UK man prosecuted for stealing bandwidth|
To be honest, it's about time
Current Music: AFI - The Lost Souls
The man was afool, doing that in full view. He deserved to be arrested for being so stupid.
Rule 1: don't get caught.
Because the one thing shittier than our shitty internet laws is that they don't work.
|Date:||August 23rd, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Pft, like you've never done it. :V
I suppose you've got me there. I've never done it casually...
What about the argument that anyone who has an unsecured wireless network is, de facto, giving permission for others to use it?
I remain unconvinced that it's a good idea for ignorance to constitute consent...
I don't know - I can think of lots of parallels. If you play your music too loud, or watch TV with the curtains open, you can't charge idle listeners/watchers with theft or anything else.
Not sure what the laws are in the UK, but what if you decided that you *want* to make your wireless network available to anyone. My suspicion is that it is still illegal, even with consent, because wireless companies don't want that, for obvious reasons.
I'm curious now. I have a couple of friends who provide wireless to their village - I'll ask them about it.