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RE: [dvd-discuss] DoS attack on RIAA website

Interestingly,  this could [in theory] cause the RIAA to be responsible for
another country declaring war on the U.S.  (My, what model citizens they
are.)  Do you think the RIAA could then be prosecuted under the laws of the
country where they [hypothetically] caused the Denial of Service Attack?
For example, suppose their efforts damaged a financial website
that was hosted on the same server without their knowledge, costing millions
of dollars.  Would the owners of the website
that was victimized have any recourse?

It's possible to even imagine a case where RIAA causes a DoS in some public
infrastructure of another country....
or even inadvertently interferes with military communications.   Sounds like
the material for a Sci-Fi novel,
except it actually seems possible with the current trends toward misguided
enforcement of copyright.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Jack Oskay
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 6:43 PM
To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] DoS attack on RIAA webstie

This entire proposed law makes me wonder about something.  How are they
going to enforce this outside of the US?  I can just see the RIAA sending a
DoS attack on another country's site.  What about countries that are not
friendly with the US or do not have agreements in this area?  I can hear it
now "Sorry about flooding your connections with an attack.  It was to stop
your citizens from copying music not an actual attack against you".  I
wonder if a country's national song could be considered IP and then DoS if
sent out.
At 05:15 PM 7/30/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>What a wicked idea there....if the MP3 is legal but shows up on their
>screen" as illegal they "TAKE IT DOWN" and become worse than the script
>On 31 Jul 2002 at 1:09, Tom wrote: