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    Digital Economy Bill - Open Wireless Access Points

    So will the new bill kill off open wireless networks? The Guardian tries to find out.

    In the thick of it: how the Digital Economy bill is trying to kill open Wi-Fi networks | Technology | guardian.co.uk

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    What does it mean for things like the 'Fon' network too?

    Individual users enable access, and users who connect to it have to authenticate with Fon but the AP itself is owned by the user...

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    I can see fon stopping as people switch it off as if we get 3 strikes law as you would be responsible for the peoples actions on your wireless and could get disconnected.

    Unless Fon bring an update to allow you to block P2P traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    What does it mean for things like the 'Fon' network too?

    Individual users enable access, and users who connect to it have to authenticate with Fon but the AP itself is owned by the user...
    I think FON would be classed as the ISP due to the authentication part and would be responsible for tracking down 'offenders' or face a £250,000 fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    I can see fon stopping as people switch it off as if we get 3 strikes law as you would be responsible for the peoples actions on your wireless and could get disconnected.

    Unless Fon bring an update to allow you to block P2P traffic.

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    But that doesnt stop sites like rapidshare, mp3raid, rapidvideo etc....



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