This is outrageous. I partially support the comment:
“… if you configure your network for “open Access” you ask for everything you get. Your effectivly making your network public and calling people who log into it criminal is no different than the police going after listners of pirate radio stations. The one at fault is the person running the open network its their broadcast …”
Although the difference is that listeners to pirate radio do not have direct access to the transmitor.
another comment which caught my attention:
“… using unsecured wifi is perfectly normal practice
nowadays for city flat dwellers.”
Whether or not any of this is legal is a question for the ass … I mean law. But the can is open.