[dns-operations] German law was Re: A Case Against DNSSEC

Edward Lewis 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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