10 June 2010

internet liability

  • A German court ruled someone can be liable if his WIFI connection is unprotected and that connection is used for illegal acts.

    • Many end users do not understand a thing about internet security, it seams a bit harsh to punish them for that.
    • It is like jailing someone because he left his car open and it was stolen to rob a bank.
  • A US court ruled that if you are mailing a link to a website, you are liable for the contents of the page it links to.

    • This is similar to an earlier ruling on links to illegal downloads.
    • Liability for actual text is a different case all together.