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Safely and socially share a wireless network
Authored by: tedw on Sep 17, '09 01:21:39PM
well, that's the way it's supposed to work, but my sense is that if the police decide you're guilty, they're going to push the issue and you'll end up having to prove that all the gallons of circumstantial evidence they drudge up against you doesn't amount to anything. The whole 'innocent until proven guilty' thing is a it of a pipe dream in modern law.

That being said, though, if the cops have gotten to the point where their tracing some illegal activity through the ISP, then they already have a lot of information that will put you in the clear (in fact, by that point they probably already know who the guilty party is, and are just looking to tie the knots), so it's really not a worry.

as to the more difficult question of whether you want to give some stranger the opportunity to do something potentially illegal or immoral using your connection... well, half an hour a week looking at server logs and blocking objectionable websites or perpetrator's machines should resolve any moral issues.

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