[dns-operations] German law was Re: A Case Against DNSSEC
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Fri Apr 6 13:26:13 UTC 2007
At 1:26 +0200 4/6/07, Florian Weimer wrote:
>* Roland Dobbins:
>> On Apr 4, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> It's flat-out illegal to mitigate
>>> DDoS attacks against online casions in some countries.
>Germany, for instance. Providing facilities for illegal gambling is
>illegal as well. If you do it commercially or as part of a gang,
>there's a minimum three month prison sentence.
Being not a lawyer myself, arguing that mitigating a DDoS targeting
an on-line casino is a violation of the law would be like saying that
highway maintenance workers (a gang if I ever saw one) are guilty of
abetting illegal gambling if they clear the road of snow and enable
someone to get to an illegal betting parlour.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
Sarcasm doesn't scale.
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