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Theft in a wireless world

Small, Luc


I explore philosophically the phenomenon of home wireless networks as used to share broadband Internet connections. Because such networks are frequently unsecured, third parties can use them to access the Internet. Here I consider carefully whether this kind of behaviour should be properly called theft. I begin with a brief non-technical introduction to 802.11 wireless networks. Subsequently, I present a four part argument - appealing to the unsecured nature of the networks discussed,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethics and Information Technology
DOI: 10.1007/s10676-007-9139-1


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