Reply to post: Re: Hofstra University, media whore, is a stupid place to hold a debate.

Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Hofstra University, media whore, is a stupid place to hold a debate.

"The First Amendment can ONLY be legally applied in regards to government action."

Except that in a privately owned publicly accessible environment (like a mall), the administration is legally treated as "government" for the purposes of the first amendment (of the USA constitution) and ends up being subjected to those rules. This has been thoroughly thrashed out in US courts.

The question is whether a conference area is classified as publicly accessible.

And then there's the question of whether walking around with a "wifi detector" is 'technical means' within the FCC's definitions even if enforcement is meatspace.

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