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In other news: US ISPs begin following a similar practice.

Sadly for me I don't even get internet at home despite paying for it (die in a fire Florida Cable). I have to use the library.
     
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So would it also be illegal to have an unencrypted wifi?
Exactly.
Inb4 Brazil makes it illegal to watch TV with windows in the same room without curtains.
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Originally Posted by assaulth3ro911 View Post
Poor guy, stupid foreign governments who always screw with their kind citizens.
I doubt you have to go to a foreign country to get screwed over by the government in any country....

Power is always abused...

*Points at* >>> The Mandatory Health Care for everyone by 2014 Bill....

Our Government just sold us all to the Insurance companies for what, 50 million?

I feel like a cheap hooker... That's >240 million Americans X $your insurance payment / month divided by $50 million...
<$5 pfft! 240 Million Americans X $60 / month would be an insane amount of money!!! I could insure America for that much!
($14,400,000,000 / month * 12 Months = $1.728 Trillion a year)

sheeze..

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Needless to say, the ISP would be in direct violation of the law, of course the Corporations aren't subject to law, lol!
(Corporations pay their government to make the laws, e.g., He who has the gold makes the rules!)
Edited by _GTech - 2/5/11 at 3:02pm
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well, to provide this kind of service (ISP) you need the right licenses, so from some people perspective in this case these guys were doing it without having the licenses, one contracted an internet service and distributed to his neighbors for a payment (basically they were sharing the cost, but using it in different addresses)...
but this is so common that this cases seems quite weird, anyway, I don't know how its going to end, but I'm quite sure no one will spend any second in jail because of that,

the worst part is that how the telecommunications agency was informed and bothered about something like that...
There are so many institutions and businesses who are doing this, why aren't they all getting sued?
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in the words of will smith

damn Brazil
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Looking at most of the comments in this thread, I am facepalming myself.
If the guy was charging for other people to use his WiFi connection, then he is in theory acting as an ISP. And without a license to do so, it's illegal....
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Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
Looking at most of the comments in this thread, I am facepalming myself.
If the guy was charging for other people to use his WiFi connection, then he is in theory acting as an ISP. And without a license to do so, it's illegal....
Your world is all black and white.
I was thinking about doing the same thing couple of years ago. Im quite sure i wouldn't have received any penalties from doing so.


Money can be really tight for some people and internet access seems to be a basic right in Brazil too. Not everyone of us was born with a silverspoon in their ass.
From wikipedia:
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is a special authority created by the general telecommunications law (Act 9472, 16/07/1997) in 1997 and regulated by the decree 2338, 07/10/1997. The agency is administratively independent and financially autonomous, not hierarchically subordinate to any government agency - its decisions can be contested only in justice. From the Ministry of Communications, Anatel has inherited the powers of granting, regulation and supervision over telecommunications and a great technical experdise and other material assets.
Well isn't that nice...



Btw, in here (finland) soon it will be every mans right to use nonencrypted wifi.
Edited by Ikon - 2/5/11 at 4:29pm
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That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You pay for service, it's yours to do what you want. If you have 50 people sharing it, there are already provisions in place (ie: capping speeds/cutting service for the remainder of the month)
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HAHAHAAA thats hilarious , poor fella .. Every mcdonalds here has free wifi to use on ur laptop of iphone when ur eating .. That is just stupid honestly .
    
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Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
Looking at most of the comments in this thread, I am facepalming myself.
If the guy was charging for other people to use his WiFi connection, then he is in theory acting as an ISP. And without a license to do so, it's illegal....
but seriously , big deal ? i let all my friends use wifi at my house when they are here .. its just the internet , what harm could he be doing ? they are losing $50 and they care when they make money in the millions every month .. Greedy no life ***** 3rd world country pos

I LOVE AUSTRALIA!!! FREEDOM , to use the internet how u want and with who u want =)
    
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