[oclug] Wifi and cyberterrison
Frank Stratton - VE3YY
fstratton at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 1 13:32:34 EST 2005
You may be right and they actually find a judge to convict someone. When
you have a cell phone it is receiving all the private conversations going on
all around you so in a small way you are breaking the law. It because your
phone looks at the packets of data and says in it's damaged brain, "That's
not for me so I'll ignore it." A small change to your phone will make all
those private conversations available. If you listen and do nothing about
the conversations you are not breaking the law. It's when you act on the
information for profit or harm that it enters the illegal arena.
Check with people who have to enforce the law, not write them, and you will
find that I'm correct.
From: Rod Giffin [mailto:rod at giffinscientific.com]
Sent: January 31, 2005 8:50 PM
To: fstratton at sympatico.ca; General Membership Discussion List
Subject: RE: [oclug] Wifi and cyberterrison
On Mon, January 31, 2005 20:34, Frank Stratton - VE3YY said:
> You and they have it wrong. A private communication is one where the
> information they are passing is meant only for the two people passing the
> information. Wireless packets are not a private communication. It is
> between two stupid computing devices whose legal rights are not enshrined
> in our constitution.
I'm afraid he doesn't have it all that wrong. Section 184 refers to
sections 342.1 and 342.2, and they're pretty clear. Surprisingly, they are
in a section titled "PART IX OFFENCES AGAINST RIGHTS OF PROPERTY"
So, basically two stupid computing devices have rights. Surprise.
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