RIP consultation responses

Ian Batten igb at
Fri Apr 8 14:53:00 BST 2011

> Can anyone explain why I'm *not* going to be in line for a monetary penalty next time I turn on my wifi laptop in a populated area (given the nature of radio I'll undoubtedly receive communications that aren't intended for me), or the owner of an iPad when it fails to stop using the IP address when the DHCP lease runs out?

Well, it says "any communication in the course of its transmission by means of a public telecommunication system".   Is Wifi "a public telecommunications system"?  And does this clause apply if you intercept communication which is at some point is going to pass over a public telecommunications system, or does it have to be on a pts at the time you intercept it? 


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