Virtual Sit-ins?

Posted: January 15, 2013 in Politics
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White House DDoS Petition

Is temporarily slowing down a target website a legal form of protest? This White House petition (see link below) makes the case that distributed denial-of-service is a legal form of protest akin to a type of virtual sit-in. With no “hacktivism” involved, people flooding a website with requests in order to slow down or disrupt a company’s business is no different than doing so in person. With internet being the frontier for business, should it also be the frontier for protest?

Petition:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-distributed-denial-service-ddos-legal-form-protesting/

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