I am curious to know if it is illegal for someone to use software applications on a found laptop computer.
For example, let's say that you go to a bus stop and there is a laptop computer sitting on a park bench near this bus stop. You sit down on the park bench, open up the laptop's lid, and discover that it is not password protected and it is displaying the Windows Desktop.
At this point, would it be illegal for you to open up a software application and use it, such as an Internet browser, gaming software, business application, etc.?
You have no plans to take the laptop with you, you just want to use a software application(s) on the laptop until the bus arrives, at which you are going to shut off the laptop and return it to the park bench before you get on the bus.