Florida madness comes to the UK

Oh dear. Someone in the UK has been prosecuted for using an open wifi connection. Three questions occur to me here:

  • If you connect to someone’s network by accident, like my aunt, are you liable for prosecution?
  • In any incident, does the owner of the network have to press charges?
  • Is there a way to say ‘I believe in sharing my resources and any passer-by is welcome to use this network?’ We should establish a convention, perhaps like including ‘open’ in the network name.

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