The ACT Magistrates Court has ruled a man who used an iPhone application to track down his stolen iPad was not breaking the law.
When a man identified in court as Mr S had an iPad stolen from his home, he used the tracking application to locate it.
The man managed to activate the iPad and hear a ring tone inside the garage of the home.
Mr S went to the police, who searched the property and found numerous stolen goods.
But the homeowner refused to be fingerprinted over the robberies on the grounds that the search warrant was issued with tainted evidence.