Matze Schmidt on 9 Apr 2001 21:55:17 -0000

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[rohrpost] imagine spams or DoS-attacks

Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 10:37:30 -0400
Subject: <nettime> German Minister of the Interior announces DoS attacks
against U.S. Websites

Interviewed by the Washington Post on December 21, 2000, Schily had already
lined out that defending Germany's Internet infrastructure would not exclude
certain aggressive tactics, even if he was aware that most of the criminalized
sites were located in the U.S. and protected by the First Amendment.

Just one week before, the German Bundesgerichtshof (then dealing with a nazi
website located in Australia) had ruled that German authorities have the full
rights to legally prosecute anti-semitic and revisionist propaganda, even if
published in a foreign country.

In a reaction to the court's ruling, John Russel, former speaker of the
Department, had made clear that the United States would reject such absurd
accusations of offences against German law commited on U.S. territory. Back
then, Otto Schily commented that his means of enforcement were not limited to
the "official procedures" and that he could imagine spams or DoS-attacks.

imagine spams or DoS-attacks
imagine spams or DoS-attacks
imagine spams or DoS-attacks
imagine spams or DoS-attacks
imagine spams or DoS-attacks

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