"First, the Coshocton Tribune reports that, a public
service wifi system has been shut down because a single
(unidentified) person is accused of illegally downloading a single
movie over it. Second, CNet reports that a pub in the UK was
"fined" £8,000 (probably a settlement rather than a fine as
the article refers to it as a civil action) because someone
downloaded copyright material over the pub's open WiFi network.
"The whole issue here is one of the climate of fear which the
legislature (aided somewhat by the courts) have created around
copyright and copyright infringement. This climate of fear creates
extreme risks for honest, law abiding citizens who find themselves
in a copyright dispute and consequently creates a millstone over
the necks of innovators. Outcomes such as these may well spell the
death of open wifi."