CNN "transcript," Dec. 17, 1999; see also this other transcript from same day.
At the leading edge of cyberspace,
protestors today broke in to the etoys web site.
Supporters say etoys fell victim to a virtual
critics of this internet tactic have a
different term for it:
Cybersabotage. Steve young reports. >> eToys
won a fight over web address faces a protest
outcome from an outfit called our team arc [R-T-Mark].
It's the same
group that takes responsibility for hammering
trade organization web site. It wants web
visitors to click
on a link that swamps etoys web servers just
helpers otherwise known as parents are trying
christmas purchasers, etoys says the sit-in
but it is tough locking on and the purchase
wouldn't go through. Meanwhile using other toy
sites was a snap. >> Nobody was having a
worse response than etoys were. Nobody was
affected which is not the case at the moment.
Legal experts say it's a close call whether their
tactic constitutes legitimate protest or
illegal denial of computer services. >> Everybody is
entitled to free speech, but the old saw goes
you can't walk into a theater and yell fire, you
can't picket a store which is a form of free
speech and yet bar people from entering .....