This article came across my Twitter, so since it seemed like it would be interesting, I gave it a read. I find it impossible to feel sorry for this guy at all. Not having the time to secure your wireless network is not an excuse. If you own a consumer router, it has a graphical user interface, which means there’s a page that comes up when you log in with all kinds of links on it. Securing your network takes about five minutes, even if you have to hunt through the links to find out which one you need to click. So if he left the network open, it wasn’t hacked, as this article suggests. Anyone in range could easily connect to the network and do whatever they want on the internet, and you’re responsible because you left it wide open. As far as the bit about blind people not watching movies is concerned, that’s also a cop-out. Blind people watch movies all the time, and most of the time, they don’t include a descriptive track. So as much as I can’t stand the RIAA and everything they represent, this guy left himself wide open and so should bear the responsibility.