Quoting Stefanie Ploof <[log in to unmask]>:
> Just because it's free and open doesn't mean you should take advantage of
> a wireless network, according to a court of law. (I say this to
> paraphrase the article, not to express my personal opinion.)
> The Rockford Register Star reports:
> Just as pirating your neighbor s cable service to watch premium movie
> channels is against the law, so too is surfing the Web using someone else
> s wireless Internet access.
What a load of crap.
It's not like pirating your neighbor's cable. It's like your neighbor
setting his TV up facing a window and leaving the curtains open, where
anyone walking by could watch what's on TV.
Splicing into someone's cable is like jacking a cat5 into their router.
Wireless is OUT THERE like radio and rediculous to claim "you must
ignore this signal" when there is the capability of protecting it from
prying WiFi eyes.
Wireless router owners must be expected to RTFM and protect their own
signals if they don't want rogue connections.
This came up here before and I think most agreed that the creepy guy
parked out in front of your place partaking in open wireless activity
is just not something to encourage, but the responcibility falls on the
owner of the signal to protect it, when it's as easy as flipping a
button in the setup.
Chris (who has a "protected" AP, but if he could afford a second
broadband connection would happily leave it open for anyone who cares
to wander by, though being creepy would guarantee some pictures being
taken and posted somewhere)
Chris [log in to unmask]"no comment"
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