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German User Fined For Having an Open WI-Fi

May 13th, 2010 05:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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.”

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