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March 16, 2006


Emily Turrettini

Piggybacking is actually against the law.

A London man was fined £500 and sentenced to 12 months' conditional discharge for hijacking a wireless broadband connection. cf BBC article.


"Gaining unauthorised access to someone else's network is an offence and people have to take responsibility for their actions. Some people might argue that taking a joy-ride in someone else's car is not an offence either," he said.

Gaining unauthorised access to a computer is an offence covered by the Computer Misuse Act."

Daniel Apler

I have been using a wireless connection for a few years,problem is that it is not mine.It comes in at 100%,the speed being about 5 Meg's.I would like to split the cost with the people this is coming from.how far away can it be with the strength 100%?

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