Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Thu Feb 16 15:49:24 GMT 2012

On 16 Feb 2012, at 15:07, Roland Perry wrote:
> But wifi routers seem to be in the same mental camp as motor cars, and if you can't prove someone else was driving at the time, they'll try to nail the keeper.

But that's going to need to be put onto a legal footing.  Cars do have registered keepers, which may be distinct from owners, and that those registered keepers have responsibilities (for example, companies need to keep records of who is driving pool cars) stems from the requirement that cars be insured.  None of that's true for broadband connections, and even if you can construct some sort of "head of the household" concept for some domestic settings, it doesn't work for others, still less for businesses.


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