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Old 01-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #21
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I think that so long as you aren't sucking up serious bandwidth or doing any number of nefarious deeds other than using the internet as normal, I think ethically it is somewhat academic. If it is wrong, ethically, it surely isn't an egregious ethical offense.

Using the appletree example...

Would it be unethical to, without asking, snip a cutting off your friend's spider plant with the intention of potting it and making another spider plant when you get home? My answer would be "yes, but it is a rather forgivable offense..."
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:31 AM   #22
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This was a recent topic in my current Ethics course (Masters of Cybersecurity). Most of the laws indicate that unless you have the owners permission, it is illegal to knowingly borrow/use/access a wifi connection that is not yours. Here is references to each state law: http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/...cess-laws.aspx Boy, I'm already in trouble and we haven't even tackled software piracy yet.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #23
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Would anyone be interested in an ethics discussion thread? Basically just everyday life things (nothing too heady).
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:34 AM   #24
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Would anyone be interested in an ethics discussion thread? Basically just everyday life things (nothing too heady).


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Old 01-04-2013, 12:42 AM   #25
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If your neighbor has a apple tree in his yard, and the branches extend over the property line to your yard, would you eat the apples on your side of the tree?
Well i guess this is a fair analogy. I am only "borrowing" a little bandwith as mine is out. So in my mind i am only picking up the apples that have fallen off the tree into my yard.

I am not downloading anything, nor playing on youtube nor snooping in anything. Just a little HBT, and surfing a little. Never done it before, and wont once Comcrap can get my net working again.

 
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:45 AM   #26
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Then again, I don't know why anybody wouldn't password protect their network. That's just asking for trouble.
My parents just got a new router and I was walking them through the setup over the phone. The setup wizard (which I imagine most people will use) leaves it unsecured, not even giving you the option to secure it. You have to take care of that separately, afterwards. Not cool.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:48 AM   #27
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My parents just got a new router and I was walking them through the setup over the phone. The setup wizard (which I imagine most people will use) leaves it unsecured, not even giving you the option to secure it. You have to take care of that separately, afterwards. Not cool.
When my parents (who live in rural OH) finally got broadband, I wouldn't let my Dad get a wi-fi router because I didn't want to deal with phone support. I got it for him for Christmas and pre-configured it so he could plug it in and go - secured with a strong password and without broadcasting his SSID.

 
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I've never heard of anyone being sued for using another's wireless. And I assure you it is not a criminal act in any way, shape or form.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #29
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I don't believe that's true in most places from a legal standpoint, let alone using something that is not yours without explicit permission of the owner.
Meant to quote this in my last post.
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Would anyone be interested in an ethics discussion thread? Basically just everyday life things (nothing too heady).
I'd put something like that in the debate forum for sure...
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