Re: UK Terrorism Bill

From mark <>
Date Fri, 7 Jul 2000 14:08:32 -0400 (EDT)

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On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Jedi wrote:

> The article below should be of interest. Under new UK legislation it will be a 
> terrorist offence to plan or carry out an action "designed seriously to interfere 
> with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system" if it was done for political,
> religious or ideological purposes and if it aimed to influence government
> or intimidate the public. Jamming Echelon and floodnet style DDOSs will 
> clearly be classified as terrrorist activity. 

Take note though that in order to prosecute anyone under this law for a
Jam Echelon day would require a governmnent admission that echelon _does_
exist (I don't think this has happened yet), and a trial that would
undoubtedly create exactly the publicity effect that is being sought.


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