What are your local laws regarding the use of someone else’s WiFi?

Wifi_logoI just caught this story from a few days ago: a 39-year old Briton was arrested for using someone’s broadband over a WiFi connection without permission. Apparently in the U.K. you have the Computer Misuse Act and the Communications Act which make this practice illegal. I honestly don’t know if we have a similar law here in the U.S. at either the national, state or local level in my area. I’m very curious if any jkOnTheRun readers are aware of laws in their area that make it illegal to use someone’s WiFi. If so, drop a comment with your general location and understanding of the law.


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