Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Roland Perry lists at internetpolicyagency.com
Fri Feb 17 17:41:41 GMT 2012

In article <4F3E77F4.4060501 at ernest.net>, Nicholas Bohm 
<nbohm at ernest.net> writes
>> 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.

So if someone commits a criminal breach of copyright, the rightsholder 
can't also sue for damages? They have to choose one or the other.

And then there's the International/Trans-border issues, where our 
friends in the USA will have the FBI help them track down the more 
serious infringers.
Roland Perry

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