Wireless Network Gets Man Sued for $100,000.

Paramount Pictures has filed a Federal Piracy lawsuit against an Ohio man for supposedly uploading the movie Coach Carter to the eDonkey file sharing network.

The man claims that he had nothing to do with it, and that someone else was using his insecure wireless network. I believe him. Wireless networks are dangerous and insecure, even with WEP or WPA. The incredible spread of wireless and high speed internet across the United States has made the use of IP addresses to locate criminals virtually meaningless. There is no way to be sure that a certain IP address was used by a certain computer anymore. Yet, the law hasn't caught up. And big corporations are looking for someone to hurt. Think twice before you buy that sweet new wireless router - good old fashioned CAT 5 may be a better solution.

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