What is the legal defintion of an ISP?
I know that ISP's are defined as providing traffic, not content and as such are protected by a bill in the US (something like online profanity bill or something)...
but what about the UK?
If I put a server at a friends house they're not responsible for what I do because they are an ISP, surely. They are providing an internet service to me.
The same thing must apply to sharing a WiFi spot.
I guess the problem could be if it came to a court of law and yo uneeded to prove it - you can't log _everything_, so how do you prove it was them not you?
It's a shame because, if it wasn't for people so parnoid about getting shafted for downloading kiddie porn I could:
- stick a server on someone's connection for cheap
- download things and collect them by USB, while I am traveling
- not need a fast connection because I'm downloading the big stuff separately
Comments? Logging tips?
I'd pay a fair price to have a computer behind some QoS/Htb/prio chain, slowly downloading what I need, or indeed uploading as a website. There must be plenty of people out there who'd like to make some cash like this.