[LINK] Copyright holders unhappy with piracy plan (was Re: Comms Alliance's ....

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 21:22:08 AEDT 2011

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 06:29, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>  And the guff about putting a password on your wifi.  Really!  Sad!
> Kim

I´ve been long advocating securing wifi hotspots.
As the "owner" (user) of the broadband account, you´re responsible for
all the packets that originate on your assigned ip address.

Doing so prevents you from the hassle of dealing with the consequences
of a neighbor downloading child porn or a wardriver hacking Nasa.gov
from your assigned IP.

Analogy: When you park your car in front of your home, do you leave
the key with a big sign reading "it s ok for you to drive it as long
as your return it here"? surely not. Likewise, if someone drives your
car and runs over people, cameras will likely identify your plate and
police will come looking for *you*.

Of course you´ll then have all the chances to explain that it wasn´t
really you who was driving, that it was someone else because you are a
nice person and lend your car to any passer by that wants to use it.


"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers."
Richard Hamming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamming_code

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