Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Don't Borrow Broadband - You'll Get Fined

A guy pulls up to the curb outside a coffee shop and uses the internet. He doesn't buy a cup of joe. Sheriff arrests him for theft of computer services. He ends up with a $400 fine - a cup of coffee would have been cheaper. As one comment explains: " since he was engaged in checking his e-mail and surfing the web, there was a two-way interchange going on. This consitutes tresspass to access the system to send instructions to it; and theft of services when the system executes said instructions." [source]

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