On Information Attacks

Denial-of-service attacks are unlawful.   That is, any non-consensual and malicious or otherwise deliberate attack on computing equipment and software which causes the equipment or software to malfunction, or substantially degrades its utility, is not permitted, provided there is inherently no possible defense which preserves the utility of the system.   It is a crime to cause procedures which have the above effect to be embedded in software distributions, media, or otherwise made to propagate.

No law can forbid as such, or provide penalties for as such, the gaining of access to, and the use of, facilities or information which is explicitly accessible, on an anonymous or access-controlled basis, from common carrier networks.   In making such accesses, the individual is nonetheless firmly bound by the prohibition on denial-of-service attacks, and by the terms enumerated in § Right to Secrecy.



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