Re: Although technically, sending de-authentication packets isn't jamming
Lawyers make their millions on precisely these technicalities.
And the sticky bit is that if I own a 50 acre plot with my house in the middle of it, I'm allowed to have all the cell jammers I want in my house so long as I don't jam outside my property. If I jam past it, I'm breaking the law. Hotels occupy an odd semi-private, semi-public spot in the legal world. Hence the FCCs ability to levy the fine and the Hotel's right to challenge it.
In the end, I think the FCC got this one right and I expect it's what the courts will eventually uphold. It might take a long time though.