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EU court rules in Telenet copyright case: ISPs can be forced to hand over some customer data use details

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: IP address is a bit meaningless

This is a legal defence in some countries: the ip address itself does not necessarily tie the infringement to a particular device and, hence, user. However, it can also be argued that providing wifi access, without any kind of precautions, could make you an accessory. This certainly was the case until a few years ago in Germany but was revised, I think, for being too broad.

Still, even with guest networks, it's worth taking a few precautions such as ensuring devices are isolated from each other by default, because you don't want to be accused of letting people hack each other…

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