by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 4:13pm
After an apparently, technically clueless judge ruled last week that WiFi is not a radio communication, and thus suggested Google's collection of open WiFi data represents illegal wiretapping, Google has asked for an immediate appeal on that point, noting that "reasonable judges could disagree," and that fighting a whole trial on other points wouldn't make sense if another court says WiFi is, in fact, a radio communication and, thus, an open WiFi network is not subject to wiretap laws.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Kenya's Ingenious Solution To Cybercrime: Register Every Wi-Fi User And Device With The Government
- Hollywood Resists Revealing Details Of Its Cozy Relationship With Mississippi AG Jim Hood, But Glimpses Come Out
- German Court Says YouTube Isn't Liable For Infringement, But Wants A Notice-And-Staydown Process
- With 'Pregnant Woman Mode,' Chinese Router Maker Begins Marketing To Paranoids
- FBI Investigating Chris Roberts For Hacking Flight WiFi, Taking Control Of Engines