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First Amendment column: Protesting by freezing a website constitutes censorship

8:08 PM, Jan. 22, 2013
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The web-based protest group Anonymous is asking the White House to consider endorsing a type of website attack as protected by the First Amendment.

The group claims the cyberattack tactic - which effectively freezes targeted web pages for a time - should be protected as a new-age form of assembly and protest.

"Instead of a group of people standing outside a building to occupy the area, they are having their computer occupy a website to slow (or deny) service of that particular website for a short time," says a line in the posted petition on the White House site, "We the People." ...

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