(Original post by Psyk)
No, it would be a defence if he hadn't incriminated himself. In this country it has to be proven that you personally committed the crime. It would be like if you left your car unlocked, someone stole your car and then got a speeding ticket, would you have to pay that speeding ticket? No, you wouldn't. Same goes for wireless connections.
True, but the defence of "OpenWiFi" won't always work. It was used in a case down in the US but it didn't pass.
It was however used in the EU and worked, twice. It's hazy though, kind of depends on the case facts.
You'd need a very, very solid defence for it to work.
Some ISPs make you accountible for any activity on your network as well.
(Original post by moneyballs2)
I think I'm pretty safe, plus, my wifi will inconvieniently be set to unsecured should they come looking for me. "OH NOES! Those darn hax0rs!"
I know your a legal downloader but most routers keep logs of changes and which device made them. If you do something illegal and set your network to unsecure, they'd probably see someone changed the permissions if they take your router. Then that's another battle on your hands.
I don't understand why there was so much hype surrounding this movie to be honest and I'm not a fan of illegal downloading either, but what they're trying to do is a lost cause. This and The Digital Economy Bill or whatever it's called is just going to make everything worse in the end. The sooner they realise, the better.