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Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Terms and Conditions

"However, I can see one possible conflict of interests. Smalls businesses such as coffee shops often use home broadband connections to supply their patrons and liability under these connections’ terms and conditions is fairly black and white.

Just take a look at O2 broadband’s policy: “You’re responsible for all use of the Services… whether an unacceptable use occurs or is attempted, whether you knew or should have known about it, whether or not you carried out or attempted the unacceptable use alone, contributed to or acted with others or allowed any unacceptable use to occur by omission.” That seems to cover just about everything. "


They can say whatever they want in there, that does not make it written in stone. If the law says they are not liable as a public wifi provider to their consumers, then they are not liable regardless of what the ISP says.



RARPSL

join:1999-12-08
Suffern, NY

said by Skippy25:

"However, I can see one possible conflict of interests. Smalls businesses such as coffee shops often use home broadband connections to supply their patrons and liability under these connections’ terms and conditions is fairly black and white.

Just take a look at O2 broadband’s policy: “You’re responsible for all use of the Services… whether an unacceptable use occurs or is attempted, whether you knew or should have known about it, whether or not you carried out or attempted the unacceptable use alone, contributed to or acted with others or allowed any unacceptable use to occur by omission.” That seems to cover just about everything. "


They can say whatever they want in there, that does not make it written in stone. If the law says they are not liable as a public wifi provider to their consumers, then they are not liable regardless of what the ISP says.

OTOH: If the business is paying for a home not a business connection (as noted) the ISP while it can not go after them due to being a WiFi provider can still pull their connection if they do not upgrade to a business connection. That TOS does not allow for using "It was done via WiFi" exemption. Only a business connection would allow for WiFi provision to customers.