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Wi-Fi user fined for battening off hotspit

Jail time next
Fri Mar 24 2006, 06:51
US CONSTABLES of the law are getting all excited about the possibility of nicking people who steal other people's wi-fi.

The latest case was a guy in Illinois who was charged under hacking laws for using a neighbour's connection. David M. Kauchak, 32 was fined $250 and sentenced to a year's probation.

Assistant State Attorney, Tom Wartowsk, told the court that using your neighbour's wi-fi is a crime in the US.

Kauchak happened to have parked his car late at night outside a nonprofit agency. The coppers stopped to have a look and saw he had a laptop.

Wartowsk said that people need to know that people who use wi-fi in this manner could go to jail for a year. Sheesh. Who said justice was blind? [Don't answer. Ed.]

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