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Author:  aliza
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Date:  9/24/2004 6:08:00 PM
Subject:  stealing internet
Message:  Please clarify: How is that not stealing? The neighbour is paying for the service. How is using the neighbour's wireless service any different from, say, splicing into the neighbour's cable tv, which degrades their signal, and watching cable for free on their tab?
Message: I live in an appartment building and my next door neighbor has wireless internet, which allows me to use their internet from my appartment without them being able to stop me. My usage may make their internet slower. Is it stealing either from the internet provider or from my next door neighbor if i use their internet without telling them?

Reply: no
Reply:  The difference is, that the cable wire is not yours to touch, the air is not owned by anyone.

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