Unsecured wireless network liability

Reports have surfaced this week that a pub owner in the UK has been ordered to pay £8,000 to a copyright owner as a customer used the pub’s Wi-fi connection to illegally download a copyrighted work.
Graham Cove, Managing Director of The Cloud, who provided the Wi-fi hotspot to the pub, told ZDNet UK that the case is the first of its kind. These cases are only likely to increase as the proposed Digital Economy bill is set to be introduced, where if an internet connection is found to be making copyrighted material available, the account holder will be liable for the infringement.

Posted via web from Gary Austin


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