Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Nicholas Bohm nbohm at ernest.net
Fri Feb 17 12:10:02 GMT 2012

On 16/02/2012 21:44, Roland Perry wrote:
> In article <4F3D2CF0.4020005 at ernest.net>, Nicholas Bohm
> <nbohm at ernest.net> writes
>>> 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,
>> the burden of proof isn't on the keeper
>>> they'll try to nail the keeper.
>> For a non-criminal claim (e.g. negligence)?  I rather doubt that.  And
>> the (private individual) keeper's obligation is to provide what
>> information he has about who was driving.  If three or four people are
>> insured to drive and the keeper says he cannot remember, and there's no
>> other evidence, I suspect that's the end of it.  Or are there contrary
>> examples?
> I thought the keeper got the parking tickets these days, if he
> couldn't decide who was driving.

Not that I know of.  But sooner or later, I suppose.  However, as
administrative penalties, these lie somewhere between the criminal and
the civil, and don't seem a good analogical basis for changing the
general legal principle involved.

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