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2013-01-10 03:37:39 PM  
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SMB2811: Protest is generally considered Free Speech.

Like BigSlowTarget said, you're not allowed to physically bar someone from entering his own home or business; why doesn't that apply to the internet?

Should you be allowed to put up separate web pages with your own opinions and advertise elsewhere to try to direct traffic towards it and away from others you don't like? Of course. Should you be allowed to shut down other websites you don't like? No, just like how you're not allowed to burn the Westboro Baptist Church people's signs or tape up their mouths against their will.
2013-01-10 04:12:52 PM  
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Warlordtrooper: To be fair A DDOS really isn't different from clicking on a link. The only difference is the amount of times you click on the link. Like making a phone call. making a dos attack illegal is just like making it illegal to make a phone call. If you make sending pings illegal then any form of online communication would become illegal.

That's a nonsense argument but I bet you know that. Placing a phone call isn't illegal, placing so many calls that you fill the switch board of the company so they cannot conduct business is illegal in a number of ways. Same thing here, pinging in the normal course of business isn't illegal, sending so many pings that the business cannot conduct business is rightfully illegal. Both courses of action are fully and rightfully actionable in the criminal and civil arenas.
2013-01-10 12:36:38 PM  
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So restricting someone's freedom of speech is a form of freedom of speech?

Do they understand how hypocritical they're being?
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