While most of us already password protect our wireless networks, there are still a great many folks out there who don’t think it’s essential. Now it seems that folks in Germany might have to pay special attention to the issue of wireless security, as a court in Germany has decided that the owner of a Wi-Fi connection is partially responsible if the connection is used for illegal purposes, regardless of whether the owner knows what’s going on or not. So if you leave your Wi-Fi connection open, it’s a form of negligence, punishable by a fine. Ouch. Granted the fine wouldn’t be too great, around $125, but that’s still money that we’d like to keep, right? Do you think that such fines should be put in place, or are you against this? Let us know via the comments section.