[Operational] Internet Police

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Dec 10 12:48:41 CST 2010

On 12/10/10 9:06 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:08:00 EST, Lamar Owen said:
> I believe the word you wanted was "hooliganism".  And we have a legal system
> that has about 3,000 years of experience in dealing with *that*, thank you very
> much.

The code of hamurabi or ur-nammu  would probably  cut off your hand or
require the payment of several minas of silver.

The failure isn't one of the legal system not having the tools to
prosecute this sort of activity, it's the failure to effectively police
it. Other attractive nusances the cause economic damage such as graffiti
and antisocial behavior(of which much of this dos activity clearly is)
have been around longer than the code of ur-nammu and we haven't solved
them yet either.

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