Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Fri Feb 24 15:34:52 GMT 2012

On 24 Feb 2012, at 13:52, Roland Perry wrote:

> In article <8EA7ED0D-A4F2-4A6A-8B0D-4D6DB4BEFBB3 at batten.eu.org>, Ian Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> writes
>> I think we can safely say that legislation that forces end users to
>> keep evidential logs of activity on their private networks is
>> (a) unlikely (b) unenforceable and (c) unimplementable.
> The way you persuade people to do it, is a presumption that the subscriber was the offender, in the absence of logs. Whether it'll never happen - who knows. The Internet is in its infancy.

That places a burden on the end user which is completely unacceptable.  For a start off, the logs would have to be tamper-proof in some way, and contain "truth".   Who would appear in court to attest to the accuracy of the logs?


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