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    A lap top user was arrested in London for 'Piggy Backing' onto a home users Wi-Fi. This should be an interesting case when it comes to court. Should it not be the Wi-Fi users responsibility to secure his system?
    Where could this eventually lead to, if the prosecution is successful?

    http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/...cle2310670.ece
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    If they can actually prove he was doing it, it should be a simple enough case as long as they get the right charge.

    One option might be to go down the same route used when someone uses special codes to get free phone calls - theft of electricity.

    While I agree that it is sensible to protect your network, compare it to leaving your house unlocked - that doesn't give a burglar any rights to come in and take your possessions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    If they can actually prove he was doing it, it should be a simple enough case as long as they get the right charge.

    One option might be to go down the same route used when someone uses special codes to get free phone calls - theft of electricity.

    While I agree that it is sensible to protect your network, compare it to leaving your house unlocked - that doesn't give a burglar any rights to come in and take your possessions.
    Burglars already think they have the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    If they can actually prove he was doing it, it should be a simple enough case as long as they get the right charge.

    One option might be to go down the same route used when someone uses special codes to get free phone calls - theft of electricity.

    While I agree that it is sensible to protect your network, compare it to leaving your house unlocked - that doesn't give a burglar any rights to come in and take your possessions.
    "When questioned he admitted using the homeowner’s unsecured broadband connection from his position on the wall."

    "The man was arrested under section one of the Computer Misuse Act and Section 125 of the Communications Act 2003."

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    If the electromagnetic radiation is encountered outside of the property in question, who owns it?

    Surely there are more important crimes for the fucking police to concentrate on. Pricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    If the electromagnetic radiation is encountered outside of the property in question, who owns it?

    Surely there are more important crimes for the fucking police to concentrate on. Pricks.
    Let me guess:

    If it allows you to access the net free - someone.

    If it harms your health in any way - nobody.
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