Friday, June 01, 2007

Man punished for using open Wi-Fi network

Found this at Boing Boing:
A Michigan man was arrested by police for accessing a coffee shop's public Wi-Fi hotspot. He was charged with a felony and faced up to 5 years in jail, but he took an offer of "paying a $400 fine, doing 40 hours of community service and staying on probation for six months." ... more>>

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As someone who lives in Michigan, I must sadly emphasize that the state sucks and this is further evidence of the fact. It's backward and it's citizens are often treated like ex-cons, future cons, and/or generally third class unless you come from one of the few families there that have money. I moved there from the Seattle last year (don't ask why) and I swear I just moved to Mississippi!