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The first case of someone being pulled was just recently I think. I would think you have to actually use it though, unless they expect everyone to disable autoconnecting

 

What case was this? Im interested.

 

 

This ?

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6958429.stm

 

Jesus. There is a law! Not sure about that...

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Isn't this a bit like 'if she's wearing revealing clothing, is it okay for me to stick my cock in her regardless of her wants and desires'?

 

It's more like 'if she's stood naked, bent over and saying "Come on"' to be honest.

 

 

Although neither analogy really fits, it's probably closer to someone else's bee nicking "your" flower pollen in most cases (unless you have limited monthly bandwidth or something).

 

 

 

If it's secured and people breaking into it fair enough, but just leaving it wide open is a bit different (dunno if there's a legal difference between physical breaking and entry and wandering into a open door?).

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Its more like using someone else's telephone line tbh.

 

I found out the other day that 'hacking' as a term originates from doing just that, using someone else's phone line. Old school hackers used to hack into other people's phone lines so they didnt have to pay for calls. I presume this was pre-PC.

 

As seen on Hackers (1995)

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Isn't this a bit like 'if she's wearing revealing clothing, is it okay for me to stick my cock in her regardless of her wants and desires'?

 

I'd say it's exactly like that, Walliver.

 

Seriously, why would anyone care if someone's using their connection? As long as they don't take the piss and start downloading torrents.

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Isn't this a bit like 'if she's wearing revealing clothing, is it okay for me to stick my cock in her regardless of her wants and desires'?

 

I'd say it's exactly like that, Walliver.

 

Seriously, why would anyone care if someone's using their connection? As long as they don't take the piss and start downloading torrents.

 

 

Or child porn

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Isn't this a bit like 'if she's wearing revealing clothing, is it okay for me to stick my cock in her regardless of her wants and desires'?

 

I'd say it's exactly like that, Walliver.

 

Seriously, why would anyone care if someone's using their connection? As long as they don't take the piss and start downloading torrents.

 

 

Or child porn

 

Yeah, full movies are definitely taking the piss, few pics shouldn't jam up the network too much, though.

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Isn't this a bit like 'if she's wearing revealing clothing, is it okay for me to stick my cock in her regardless of her wants and desires'?

 

I'd say it's exactly like that, Walliver.

 

Seriously, why would anyone care if someone's using their connection? As long as they don't take the piss and start downloading torrents.

 

 

Or child porn

 

That's the big problem... If someone is leeching off your wireless to view kiddie porn and the authorities find out, it's you as the subscriber who is legally responsible and the audit trail goes back to you for which you would be prosecuted.

 

To use the excuse that someone leeched your wireless wouldn't stand up in court because it is your responsibility to secure it.

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The first case of someone being pulled was just recently I think. I would think you have to actually use it though, unless they expect everyone to disable autoconnecting

 

You have to connect to it first to even make auto-connecting an option. Don't think that argument really works tbh :icon_lol:

 

Eh? I can connect to about 3 neighbours right now? I don't know what you're on about.

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Isn't this a bit like 'if she's wearing revealing clothing, is it okay for me to stick my cock in her regardless of her wants and desires'?

 

I'd say it's exactly like that, Walliver.

 

Seriously, why would anyone care if someone's using their connection? As long as they don't take the piss and start downloading torrents.

 

 

Or child porn

 

That's the big problem... If someone is leeching off your wireless to view kiddie porn and the authorities find out, it's you as the subscriber who is legally responsible and the audit trail goes back to you for which you would be prosecuted.

 

To use the excuse that someone leeched your wireless wouldn't stand up in court because it is your responsibility to secure it.

 

I dunno they'd still have to prove it was you, they even have difficulty when they find pics on computers sometimes (that police officer on from the Huntley murder case got off on that I think).

 

Although it does seem that 1/2 the adult population of the UK are paedophiles (including Elton John going by that art work) going by all the stuff they find these days.

 

But of course the easiest solution all around is just to secure it.

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