You want more high-profile attacks on the UK government’s anti-filesharing strategy? You got it! ISP TalkTalk’s executive director of strategy and regulation Andrew Heaney has penned a blog post saying plans to punish file-sharers will be “totally unworkable” because lots of broadband users don’t properly secure their Wi-Fi connections. TalkTalk sent an expect to Ealing in London, and found that 41% of Wi-Fi networks were vulnerable. “The clear implication is that millions of people would be at risk of ”superhighway robbery” under [business supremo] Mandelson’s plans,” writes Heaney. Which may be true, but we’re assuming this would be factored into any legislation – possibly following the model laid down by the French Creation and Internet law, which requires people to secure their Wi-Fi networks.

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