Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Nicholas Bohm nbohm at ernest.net
Fri Feb 17 15:53:24 GMT 2012

On 17/02/2012 15:01, Roland Perry wrote:
> In article <4F3E439A.6060704 at ernest.net>, Nicholas Bohm
> <nbohm at ernest.net> writes
>>> 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.
> But isn't breach of copyright also straddling the criminal/civil boundary?

No.  Infringement is either civil or criminal, depending on the
circumstances.  In neither case does it inhabit a halfway house like an
administrative penalty.

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