|If your clients access inappropriate websites or perform illegal activities using your internet connection the trace comes back to your ISP and to your account there. Do you wish to expose yourself to the risk of being investigated & possibly charged over activities on your internet account? |
I don't know about the US but in Canada, as far as I know, there is no law stating a provider is legally responsible for what a client does online.
Please understand, I despise child molesters and child pornographers and I also strongly dislike people sucking up my gaming bandwidth up/downloading illegal movies/music/software.
However, if I choose to engage in any of the above activities, my ISP is not responsible for what I do and can't be charged. At an internet cafe, you as the owner provide internet access almost like an ISP and also are not legally liable for what clients do. Which is why I said what I did.
Richard, if you decide to host a p-to-p server and have gigs upon gigs of music, movies and music on your computers, or worse thousands of child porn images and you get caught, does your government also charge your ISP?
According to what you said above, they too would be responsible since they provided you with the means to your end.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.