Here we go again - ISP DPI, but is it interception?
peter at pmsommer.com
Fri Jul 30 17:28:43 BST 2010
If you read the article that Chris Edwards pointed to:
you'll get a better idea of why the District Judge came to that particular finding. He wasn't impressed that Dan Cuthbert had tried to blag his way out of the situation instead of being immediately straight-forward with the police.
As Nick Bohm says, this was a decision in a lower court on the facts; it doesn't set a precedent.
You'll see that I had two Computer Misuse cases running at the same time; I had anticipated "persuading" in the case of Cuthbert and failing in the case of Lennon. In fact it was the other way around - though Lennon lost on appeal.
>> Dan Cuthbert. He was trying to make a donation to a Tsunami relief
>> charity web site and noted that the site was very slow and thought
>> perhaps he might be being phished, so he truncated the URL back to just
>> the host name. He was prosecuted for purely that action, possibly
>> because as an IT professional the police thought he should realise that
>> such an action would be unauthorised.
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