Boston College Tells Students That Using A Wireless Router Is A Sign Of Copyright Infringement

from the wtf? dept

Copyright lawyer Ray Dowd points out that Boston College is telling students that simply using a wireless router is a sign of copyright infringement. Take a look at the image below:
The page lists out a variety of other things that are a lot more likely (but not definitely) to involve infringing -- such as using file sharing networks to share copyrighted songs, or emailing songs around. But using a wireless router? As Dowd discusses, the three federal court rulings involving copyright that mention wireless routers, all use it as a defense against infringement, because it highlights how someone else may have used the connection.

So why is Boston College telling students that simply using a wireless router is a sign of infringement?

Filed Under: boston college, copyright, infringement, wifi
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    vivaelamor (profile), 30 Mar 2011 @ 5:35pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    "Ever bought a wireless router and read the instructions?"

    No, generally all the training and experience setting up Cisco IOS devices through the command line allows me to just wing it.

    "Sounds like you need to."

    Be specific. I know you don't like to, but people can't read your mind. Why do I need to?

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