[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jun 4 20:04:09 EDT 2010

Joe Wennechuk wrote, On 06/04/2010 7:52 PM:
> So I don't attend a school, but I constantly experiment, and play,
> and develop. Would I have to attend some sort of sanctioned
> institution to fall under some educational exemption. I don't have
> the money or time. The educational value of learning how to pick a
> lock; how the lock works. I LOVE this type of thing. As a past
> time, hobby, almost lifestyle. I break WEP, WPA on myself with
> friends; as in, on each other. I was working for a WISP I had to
> know this stuff. I've never done anything nefarious; So if I study
> this, and play with it am I still a criminal?

There would be no sanctioned institution, therefore anything else you 
mention above is illegal.

You are a bad person for breaking all these things.

So is using a photocopier.

So ... you go to the library ... they have photocopiers, for a fee ... 
they have copyright warning signs. Isn't, almost by definition, 
everything in a library copyrighted? <sigh>

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