Strings attached to capitol's free wifi

Strings attached to capitol's free wifi

by
Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
January 7, 2010
Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
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January 7, 2010

The renovated Idaho State Capitol is offering wireless internet access for free to the public, provided you can follow a few rules.
Anyone trying to access free wifi at the capitol sees a log-on page when you open up a web browser. Among the full page of text are requirements that internet use be legal and respectful. The Terms of Use also forbids downloading files larger than 10 megabytes, sending spam email, and looking at pornography.
Other public wifi locations don't have similar size or content rules. The Boise Public Library's internet, for example, has content filtering only in computers in the children's area.
The Idaho Capitol also has a password-protected wireless network for lawmakers.

Read the entire terms of use of the Idaho Capitol's public wireless below.

Idaho Capitol Mall Public Wireless
Welcome to the Idaho Capitol Mall Public Wireless Network

State of Idaho Capitol Mall Public Wireless Access Terms of Use

Use of public wireless access in the Capitol Mall (Capitol Mall Wireless) is governed by these Terms of Use. The State of Idaho require that use of the Capitol Mall Wireless is legal, ethical and respectful. Capitol Mall Wireless is not a public forum open for the general expressive use of the public. Capitol Mall Wireless is provided primarily to facilitate access to the Idaho State Government and for limited research and communication purposes as a convenience to Capitol Mall visitors. The State of Idaho reserves the right to monitor use and to limit access to certain websites and information through the Capitol Mall Wireless, in its sole discretion.

Users are prohibited from the following when using the Capitol Mall Wireless:

* Violating local, state or federal law.
* Transmitting, receiving or displaying pornography or sexually explicit material.
* Misrepresenting their identity to any person or hiding their identity from the administrators of the Capitol Mall Wireless access.
* Downloading or copying any copyrighted material without permission of the copyright holder or other legal authorization.
* Modifying, accessing, damaging or attempting to modify, access or damage any of the following without authorization: a computer; a computing system; a network; software; hardware; information; data; files; or, a document.
* Precluding, limiting, or significantly hampering the use of the Capitol Mall public wireless access by others, including the downloading of files over 10 MB.
* Conducting business or commercial enterprises. Users may use the Capitol Mall public wireless access for limited, routine business related research and communication that does not otherwise violate these Terms of Use. Transmission of spam, mass or global e-mail is not routine business communication.
* Facilitating the transmission or expansion of the Capitol Mall Wireless or the unauthorized access to the Capitol Mall Wireless.
* Harassing or threatening others or violating the privacy of others.

The above list of prohibitions is not exhaustive. The State of Idaho reserves the right to terminate any users access privileges for any reason at any time and to change these Terms of Use without notice.

THE STATE OF IDAHO PROVIDES NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CAPITOL MALL WIRELESS. The Capitol Mall Wireless does not protect the security or privacy of the user or provide unlimited or all-encompassing internet access. Users may encounter websites or information that they find objectionable or offensive. Use of the Capitol Mall Wireless is at the sole risk of the user. The State of Idaho is not liable for any damages, losses, or injuries arising directly or indirectly from the use of the Capitol Mall Wireless. Users shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the State of Idaho and their officers, agents and employees from and against all liability, claims, damages, losses, expenses, actions, fines, penalties, attorney fees, and suits that arise from the use of the Capitol Mall Wireless by the user.

The State of Idaho does not provide technical assistance to users or the use of software or hardware, including printers.

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