Make America Grim Again - or something like that...
Make America Greatly Depressed.
So DDOS'ing some computer
I merely pointed out that any and all possible actions that would dissuade the perpetrators are forbidden, effectively rendering the law useless.
All the Slashdot threads will focus on the technology. Firewall this, DDOS that. It is not a technological problem -- it's a people problem. Today it's done with computers and networks. Fifty years ago it was telephones and prank calls or postal mail with white dust. The attacker is anonymous and remote, which does not require great physical distances. That virtual distance isolates the attacker from the victim and breaks the bonds of shared humanity. Like viewing the victim from behind a one-way mirror, the attacker feels safe, secure and superior and becomes emboldened to do things they would not do if they were face to face with the victim. If they feel like they can get away with it, they will do it again. This law ensures that.
victims can’t take any actions that destroy data on another person’s computer, causes physical injury to someone, or creates a threat to public safety
The hackers are quaking in their valenkis.
...a massive database of code snippets...
I have this mental picture of a robot trying to assemble a working airplane from a box with Legos, Lincoln logs, Tinker toys, Erector set parts, playdoh and silly putty, It may look like an airplane but I ain't gonna fly on it.
"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain