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Topic # 185340 18-Nov-2015 20:54
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Is it within New Zealand Law and Spark ToC to share an internet connection outside the home if permission is granted by the said person who is paying for it in that house?


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  Reply # 1430683 18-Nov-2015 21:12
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What would be the reason(s) for sharing it?



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  Reply # 1430685 18-Nov-2015 21:14
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replacement for general internet use

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  Reply # 1430686 18-Nov-2015 21:15
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Probably best to start by reading this thread from start to finish:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=95&topicid=159762

It will give you a good idea of where the legalities lie.

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  Reply # 1430695 18-Nov-2015 21:21
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Thanks this website that gives free tech support through irc banned me from their channel telling me it was illegal to do this even though he didn't know which country I was from even though I said to him I was given permission but he said the same but from that link is it safe to assume it's okay as long as the terms and conditions of the ISP are met

We are family with our next door neighbor through my mothers side and they have let us use their wifi for a month and a bit which was awesome of them she and my mum used to work at the TAB lol

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  Reply # 1430716 18-Nov-2015 21:51
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Ryuken: We are family with our next door neighbor through my mothers side and they have let us use their wifi...


Not sure what the problem is then. You made it sound like this:




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  Reply # 1430743 18-Nov-2015 22:31
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lNomNoml:
Ryuken: We are family with our next door neighbor through my mothers side and they have let us use their wifi...


Not sure what the problem is then. You made it sound like this:



Ah sorry about that though thanks for clearing it up and thanks to the others that posted here, much appreciated.

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  Reply # 1430862 19-Nov-2015 08:08
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When buying a domestic Internet circuit most ISPs T&C's prohibit you reselling your connection or otherwise charging other people to use it.  However sharing it with other people who have permission without charging should be fine.




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  Reply # 1432798 22-Nov-2015 18:12
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Anyone in NZ that is willing to share a broadband connection is pretty silly with our copyright law as the sharer whose name is on the bill is legally liable for the activity of anyone using their connection.

I havent read the terms and conditions - which have the only legal point in contract law. Spark probably hasnt thought to put a restriction on it. But just for copyright law alone it would be pretty silly for anyone to want to share their connection.




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  Reply # 1433118 23-Nov-2015 10:01
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Virtually every cafe in the country is currently sharing their connection, and I'm not witnessing mass prosecutions for copyright breaches.

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  Reply # 1433134 23-Nov-2015 10:47
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raytaylor: Anyone in NZ that is willing to share a broadband connection is pretty silly with our copyright law as the sharer whose name is on the bill is legally liable for the activity of anyone using their connection.


But nothing happens on the first offense other than a letter, right? Couldn't you just say "Go for it, don't download illegally, if I get a letter you're cut off."

Edit: Go for it meaning "feel free to use my connection", not "feel free to download illegally".

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