legality of selling/sharing cable access with a neighbor

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I live in a fairly new addition to an apartment building.  My neighbor
live in the older part that has never had cable run into it.  He want
me to share my cable Internet access with him using my wireless b/g
router (he got a laptop for Christmas with a built-in wifi
transceiver).

My questions:

Is having him pay me for this legal?  If it isn't legal, is it a crime
punishable by jail or is it a civil thing?

Second, if I just share my access with him at no charge, does that make
any difference as far as legality goes?

Thank you.



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Selling is a big no-no with your internet provider.  If they found out they
would cut you off - and maybe pursue some sort of civil action.

Sharing for free is a no-no with your internet provider as well.  If they
found out they would cut you off - and maybe pursue some sort of civil
action.

On the other hand - If your neighbor somehow managed to access and use your
wireless internet connection - without your knowledge - well then - not your
fault.  And if your neighbor wants to buy you dinner once a month because he
likes you - well that's pretty innocent.


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it the person downloads illegal stuff you are responsible for it.
Like music and video and oh yea kiddy porn.
don't share tell the person to get his own stuff
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| I live in a fairly new addition to an apartment building.  My neighbor
| live in the older part that has never had cable run into it.  He want
| me to share my cable Internet access with him using my wireless b/g
| router (he got a laptop for Christmas with a built-in wifi
| transceiver).
|
| My questions:
|
| Is having him pay me for this legal?  If it isn't legal, is it a crime
| punishable by jail or is it a civil thing?
|
| Second, if I just share my access with him at no charge, does that make
| any difference as far as legality goes?
|
| Thank you.

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http://www.cox.com/policy/default.asp

1.    Prohibited Activities.

Resell or redistribute the Service to any third party via any means including
but not
limited to wireless technology.

5.    Commercial Use.

The Service is designed for personal use of the Internet and may not be used for
commercial
purposes. You may not resell or otherwise charge others to use the residential
Service. You
agree not to use the Service for operation as an Internet service provider, or
for any other
business enterprise, including, without limitation, IP address translation or
similar
facilities intended to provide additional access.

7.    Misuse of Service.
You are responsible for any misuse of the Service that occurs through your
account. You must
therefore take steps to ensure that others do not gain unauthorized access or
misuse the
Service.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm




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Your contract with your ISP has the answers to this.  No one else can
answer the questions specifically.

I bet your ISP contract specifically states that your selling your
broadband would put you in violation of the contract.  There's no
question in my mind.

As for any penalties, again you need to see your contract with your ISP.



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On 30 Dec 2005 18:34:34 -0800, Trevor Smithson wrote:
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Have him call COX and I would guess their installer can find where to
hook him up. I would be supried that noone in that side of the
building has cable tv because of no cable runs.


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Why should it matter. Your next job application will most likely ask
if you have been arrested or sued, if so give details.

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You realy need to goto cox.net's web page and find the Terms Of Service
(TOS) and the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

I would guess cox.net could augue theft of service atainst your
neighbor and include you as accomplice if they feel like it.

At worst you get black listed and can no longer have cable access.

Would COX.NET push it?
Seems ISP kind of hate TOS/AUP abusers and they watch all sorts of things.

http://www.geocities.com/flutocracy/cablemodem.htm
http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/23727
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,4944150~root=attbi~mode=flat


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On 30 Dec 2005 18:34:34 -0800, Trevor Smithson wrote:
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How about this. Your cluless neighbor get cracked through the WIFI or
picks up some trojans and whatnot.

His box is used to send spam, you get the fine for $1,000 each msg),
or is used as a kiddie pron hub, that is some good jail time, or is
used to launder credit cards or rob credit card accounts.

You will get to meet a whole nother class of people that just may love
to make you their bosom buddy.  :(


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