Mon, Jul. 04, 2005

Call to Protest: Convicted

CK - Washington.   An online demonstration that affected Lufthansa AG's internet service resulted in the conviction of one of the organizers on July 1, 2005.

The judge in Frankfurt criticized the abuse of the power of the mouse and sentenced the defendant to a fine of 900 Euros.

The protest intended to alert the public to the business of deportations by airlines. On the internet, web sites offered help to create a denial of service attack on Lufthansa webservers. The resulting effect on Lufthansa customers was one of the factors Judge Wild considered in her opinion in case number 991 Ds-6100 Js 226314/01.


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