Originally Posted by AwwDeOhh
As it is YOUR router, YOU are RESPONSIBLE, even if someone else was using it without permission.
IF it WAS Secured, and it can be proven someone else hacked in.. only THEN would you have a defense...
Put the lock on the door...
Originally Posted by Neenja
Sorry, but you're wrong. We are legally protected from unauthorized use of our wireless networks, secured or not. Hell, if I was presented with such a note, I'd immediately fire off an email saying my network was unsecured no matter what the facts were.
If you have a car and you let an unlicensed or intoxicated person use it you are responsible if they get into an accident.
If you leave your network unsecured - especially if you do it deliberately - you are responsible for the actions of those using the network.
Ignorance is not an excuse in a court of law.
BTW, Ken, your daughter does not need to have Gnutella itself installed to use the Gnutella network. Limewire, Frostwire, Bearshare, ShareaZa, Morpheus, Phex, Gnucleus, eMule and eDonkey are all based on Gnutella. Wikipedia lists 20 different clients that access the Gnutella network. Gnutella - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My guess is that if you look on her computers you'll probably find one of them.