The hacktivist group Anonymous has promised to do big things in 2013. In the past that meant high profile distributed-denial of service attacks to governmental websites across the global, and now the collective is pushing for DDoS attacks to become a legal form of protest in the United States. A petition on the White House website asks the Obama administration to make the "virtual sit-ins" legal, but will this motion become a reality? Jay Leiderman, a lawyer for Leiderman Devine LLP, gives us his take on the campaign that has since attracted the support of Anonymous.
It's a good way to raise the visibility of how the law has failed to keep pace with a digital culture and a generation who have online lives that include digital protest that is being treated like a crime of hacking. If it only takes one click of a mouse on a link and is possible for one with no computer skills like me to do, it's really effed up to call it a hacking crime!!