Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Francis Davey fjmd1a at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 21:00:47 GMT 2012

2012/2/17 Mary Hawking <maryhawking at tigers.demon.co.uk>:
> Could you elaborate on this doctrine and whether it is a legal one? It’s new
> to me.
> Sounds as though it could be used for almost anything – children being
> evolutionally programmed (like adults) to be curious about new experiences:
> does the duty (if there is one) extend to adults and how is it defined?

For occupiers section 2 of the 1957 Act:


says most of the above. If you (say) open your (large) garden to
families then you will expect children to be running around, so you
have to make sure to they don't fall in the traps, etc. Its common

Rather less duty is owed to non-visitors like trespassers:


But this is all a long way from duty to protect others from IP infringement.

Francis Davey

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