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"Well, they don't happen to tell you that it's illegal," he continued. "And I guess obviously you're just supposed to know that."
CheeseBeger wrote:I'd imaging a huge number have no idea it's illegal, but ignorance is not an excuse.
It just doesn't seem so bad because it is a fixed cost, while stealing water/electricity is a variable cost inflicted on the bill payer. I guess as long as you are not lowering the speed of the owner of the WiFi, the only ones being hurt are the cable/internet companies.
I wouldn't be pissed as long as my connection was still fast. I can see why it's illegal though and at least the penalties aren't stiff if your stupid enough to get caught.
Coppermine wrote:People need to be responsible for their own Internet connections. If you want to use a wireless router, learn how to setup security for it. If you don't know how to do that, just plug your computer in.
I see not setting security on your router as being akin to providing a free, public service. This is why coffee shops and the hotels don't have passwords for their wireless connections.
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