reply to MidniteRider
Re: Second Bogus Notice of Claim of Copyright Infringement
said by MidniteRider : It's a matter of what a prudent individual would do.
What if, instead of logging onto an open wi-fi network, the same neighbor splices the wires outside the house, attaches their own splitter, and jumps on to my IP that way? @PeteC2: We're not talking about a negligent homeowner with a pool and dead children; we're talking about sharing access to 1's and 0's. My intention was to be able to share this access with friends/guests/babysitters, the same as I might share (legally obtained) movies or music.
Would a reasonable, cautious, person leave a loaded gun on the kitchen counter they untrained children or adults present?
Or be surprised it they left the keys in there car on a city street, if it was stolen? (in which you could be held liable for damage or injures caused during the joy ride.)
PeteC2 was alluding to an attractive nuisance, in that a reasonable person could be held responsible for allowing a situation to exist the COULD attract another in to harm's way, even if that other might knowing or unknowingly break the law before coming into danger.
It is not a all unusual to setup a second, "guest network" (in fact many newer routers have setting just for this) that offers (usually) limited access when you give them a password, but doesn't allow access to the main LAN other that say a printer or other peripherals. The password can be changed, and the guest net may only be offered at certain times.
Thus you have knowledge of and allow access ONLY to individuals you know and trust.
Just as you might loan your car to a friend, but probably not their 15 year old son.