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Submission + - German user found guilty for having an open WI-Fi (msn.com)

Kilrah_il writes: A German citizen was sued for copyright infringement because copyrighted material was downloaded through his network while he was on vacation. Although the court did not find him guilty of copyright infringement, he was fined for not having password-protected his network: "Private users are obligated to check whether their wireless connection is adequately secured to the danger of unauthorized third parties abusing it to commit copyright violation," the court said. The court did balance his decision by ruling " that users could not be expected to constantly update their wireless connection's security — they are only required to protect their Internet access by setting up a password when they first install it." Maybe this will cause people to start enabling passwords on their wireless networks.

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