I should hope that most of us understand and recognize the definition of a "House." And I believe it would be quite difficult to believe anybody who should suggest that they don't know what a house is. To gain entry into a home with a key in plain view would require transporting one's self to the home, unlocking and opening the door, and entering. If the person is entering a home without authorization, they will obviously know what a house is -- or any building, for that matter.
On the other hand, let's imagine a theoretical situation where I am blind and somebody leads me (a href) to a home but tells me that it is a public library. If neither of us had any authorization to enter the home, I doubt I would be at fault. This analogy, while ignorant at best (by shrugging off any responsibility to the next person), would better suit the said site.
While reading comments on kuro5hin, let's assume I happened upon a post whereby the poster provided only a link to a page where I may post as somebody aside from myself. When I follow the link, I'm presented with their website where I am able to post articles. I decide to post a comment never understanding that there is any sort of access control. I was blindly lead and did not understand that I was doing something wrong because the website contained a security hole which its owners overlooked.
As we enter the age of computing it is very likely that legislation will be introduced which would substitute any such ignorance on the part of the user where education of relevant policies and laws would be expected. Lack of this legislation is what ultimately guides the creation of Terms Of Service (TOS) agreements many companies make use of. Without relevant legislation, am I responsible for abusing somebody else's computer if I was not aware that I was doing so? If there's anybody to blame, shouldn't it be the person who linked me to the site in such a way which exploits the security hole? Or why can't such a site take responsibility for their errors?
I must let you know that I am in no way suggesting that we should have any legislation which handles such a potential "problem" by requiring the burden be placed on the user. I am, however, suggesting that any legislation should take into consideration that such systems make obvious and apparent guidelines for using the system and, additionally, making reference to any relevent computer laws. Certainly we cannot make illegal the transfer of any information if it was done so in "good faith."
I supose we might each feature conflicting opinions, though..
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