Europe Hacker Laws Could Make Protest A Crime
from the going-too-far? dept
It’s no surprise that laws against hacking (usually put in place by politicians who don’t understand technology at all) tend to go too far. Now, the NY Times has noticed that the latest set of anti-hacking laws in Europe can make certain forms of online protests a crime. Things that were considered legal civil disobedience, may now be hacking – and can result in jail time. Of course, that does bring up plenty of questions about the fine line between civil disobedience and breaking the law. If you do a denial of service attack – even if it’s in “protest” – it’s stil a denial of service attack.