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Comment Re:yeah (Score 1) 376

Mind clarifying WHAT caused the shut down? Was it illegal tactics, which was the original posters point? You know, was the site ddos'd by the MMPA?

Anti-piracy misfire takes down online TV network INTERNET May 30, 2008|Joseph Menn | Times Staff Writer One of the most popular Internet-based television networks was shut down all weekend, a casualty in the entertainment industry's fight against pirated material. The outage at Revision3, which features shows such as "Diggnation" and others targeted at techies, highlighted the risks of serious collateral damage in the usually invisible but bare-knuckled technological war between copyright holders and pirates.

You link does not back up the original post in any way or form. We are talking about ILLEGAL tactics here. Stay on topic.

Comment Re:yeah (Score 1) 376

Lets add Sweeden to another nation that considers ddos attacks illegal.

Hackers Given A Message: DoS is a Crime

From June 1, 2007, Sweden bans all website attacks, like DoS attacks. Sweden calls it a crime to program computers to automatically click on the same page thousands of times. This comes in response to the attacks on the Swedish national police website and other government websites. Attackers can be found guilty and receive up to 2 years in prison. The new law declares both automatic and manual DoS attacks illegal. Prosecutors will have to show the court that the attack was of criminal intent and that it was intended to damage a computer system. Simply trying to launch an attack is also to be considered criminal act.

Comment Re:yeah (Score 1) 376

To bad your of the minority opinion and most law makers agree with my opinion.

Denial-of-service attacks and the law

Denial-of-service attacks and the law In the Police and Justice Act 2006, the United Kingdom specifically outlawed denial-of-service attacks and set a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.[40] In the US, they can be a serious federal crime under the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 with penalties that include years of imprisonment, and many countries have similar laws.[citation needed]

Comment Re:yeah (Score 1) 376

screw the mpaa. they've been shown to ddos torrent sites, spam them, use quasi legal methods via companies like mediadefender.

citation needed. And please. Not some blog by a torrent hoster that he got ddosed. Fuck, he could have been dossed by his competition.

Comment Re:yeah (Score 0, Troll) 376

Definitions of violence on the Web:
  • an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
  • ferocity: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
  • a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • Violence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt.
  • Worldwide, violence is used as a tool of manipulation and also is an area of concern for law and culture which take attempts to suppress and stop it. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence

Hmmm, I see more than one example in these definactions of violence not being physical. Verbal assault being one. I wonder what you consider these ddos attacks other then another form of verbal assault?

Or do you have a different dictionary then what I have?

Comment Re:yeah (Score 2, Funny) 376

I fail to see the point of your argument. I pointed out that ddos attacks cause business's lose money/profit. Servers are a business tool, just like a fax and a phone. You lose the ability to use it, you lose the ability to conduct business.

Your post, if you want to call it that. Had nothing to do with the loss of income. Your point is about free merchandise. Guess what, I'm not giving away free merchandise with my server. Your friendly ddos attack took my server off line. I'm losing money, and I have to lay people off because of it. Thank you for your non violent temper tantrum.

Your post shows your just a child that can't play by the rules. If you can't have something for free, you are going to throw your little temper tantrum. Guess what child, the grown ups have ruled. In multiple countries to boot. Your not getting your toys for free. Get off your fucking ass, get a job. And pay for your toys like the rest of the adults do., Otherwise, go without or go to jail. Because thats exactly where you belong. In jail for your attacking someone else's property with your DDOS attack.

Comment Re:yeah (Score 0, Troll) 376

Your business place gets DoS/DDoS to the point they can not conduct business. Loss of business means loss of income to pay your salary if you work for them. Until the DoS/DDoS attack ends, your out of work.

You now have no income to feed your family. Non violent enough for you?

Comment Re:Property Theft (Score 0, Offtopic) 236

lol, I deserved that. You are quite correct that some countries do chop off your hand for theft.

Saudi Arabia Crime and Punishment\

Under the sharia, repeated theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, administered under anesthetic.

Aggravated theft can be punished by cross-amputation of a hand and a foot. Such cases have been unusual, but Amnesty International reported four of them in 1986. In 1990 fewer than ten hand amputations took place, at least five of which were administered to foreigners.

Comment Re:Go for it (Score 0) 1065

National Safety Council estimates at least 28% of traffic accidents are caused by cell phones.

Washington, DC – The National Safety Council announced today that it estimates at least 28% of all traffic crashes – or at least 1.6 million crashes each year – are caused by drivers using cell phones and texting. NSC estimates that 1.4 million crashes each year are caused by drivers using cell phones and a minimum of 200,000 additional crashes each year are caused by drivers who are texting. The announcement came on the one-year anniversary of NSC’s call for a ban on all cell phone use and texting while driving.

The Washingtpost story links to http://www.nsc.org/Pages/Home.aspx

I don't know, I think that is a large percentage of traffic accidents. That story was from 01/2010.

Not saying I agree with the proposed law, but your statement made me curious to see what the number of accidents due to cell phones really was.

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