Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence
theom+news at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Tue Feb 14 11:42:28 GMT 2012
In article <KsB7ZVDbBVMPFAlV at perry.co.uk> Roland Perry wrote:
> "A federal lawsuit filed in Massachusetts could test the question of
> whether individuals who leave their wireless networks unsecured can be
> held liable if someone uses the network to illegally download
> copyrighted content."
How does this differ from a secured but public network? Can operators of
coffee shop or hotel lobby wifi networks, which are secured but have a
password obtainable from the desk, be held responsible for traffic that
their users generate?
Are hotels liable for abusive phone calls made by their guests?
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