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Could You Be Sued for Not Securing Your Wi-Fi?
« on: 20. February 2012., 08:46:50 »


A lawsuit recently filed in Massachusetts could have alarming consequences for many Wi-Fi users. For the first time, a court will determine if failing to secure a home wireless router constitutes negligence by leaving your network open to unauthorized use — in this case, piracy of copyrighted material.
 
Downloading free movies and music is illegal if those files contain unauthorized copies that consumers would ordinarily pay for. Buy "The Help" from iTunes for $14.99 and that's fine, but download a free copy of the movie from Kickass Torrents and you could be in trouble. But now you could be held responsible if someone unknown to you accesses your Wi-Fi and downloads illegal content. Piracy  by association.
 
San Diego-based adult filmmaker Liberty Media Holdings filed the lawsuit in late January that accused more than 50 people of illegally downloading and sharing a movie. While 13 defendants were named, up to 59 were identified only by their IP addresses, the unique number associated with a computer. That includes people who didn't actually download any movies but who failed to set up a password on their Wi-Fi network — allowing the real pirates to get online through their Internet connection. The lawsuit charges that people who leave their routers unprotected have contributed to piracy through their negligence. The defendants face statutory damages of from $3,000 to $15,000.
 
If Liberty Media prevails, a nonsecured network could lead to a lot more than a neighbor piggybacking on your Wi-Fi for free. Regardless, a password-secured network is important to protect you from hackers. To be safe, follow our guide to securing your home wireless network.

 
This story was provided by SecurityNewsDaily, a sister site to TechNewsDaily.

Orginal article: 09 February 2012 | 11:37 AM ET | Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Staff
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Could You Be Sued for Not Securing Your Wi-Fi?
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Re: Could You Be Sued for Not Securing Your Wi-Fi?
« Reply #1 on: 20. February 2012., 08:47:46 »
But in US you can bee sued for every thing so Im not suppriced.
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Every thing else is more or less complex.

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Re: USA - Bizarre Court Cases
« Reply #2 on: 20. February 2012., 14:44:23 »
But in US you can bee sued for every thing so Im not suppriced.

Yup, before few Weeks I read related Topic: http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/bizarre-court-cases

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