WARNING: This is a Protest, it is not a game, it may have personal
consequences as in any off-line political manifestation on the street:
Based on critiques from the Heart Hackers and other individuals about FloodNet:
We hope that when you join our Virtual Sit-in's in support of global communities of resistance,
you will take the above information to heart.
- Your IP address will be harvested by the government during any
FloodNet action. When you click and enter FloodNet your name and
political position will be made known to the authorities.
(Similar to having your picture taking during a protest action
on the street.)
- Possible damage to your machine may occur because of
your participation in the FloodNet action.
(Just as in a street action -the police may come and hurt you.)*
*During past FloodNet Actions only 2 individuals have reported FloodNet crashing a machine.
Some 80,000 plus have participated without problems. It seems to The Electronic Disturbance
Theater that is was the hostile applet used by the
of Defense/USA) during the September 9th action that did the damage reported by those
individuals who participated.
If at any time your machine begins to malfunction during
the action. Disconnect from FloodNet. The Electronic Disturbance Theater will post on the
ECD page as soon as possible any problems and solutions during the time of the action that
we become aware of.
- FloodNet clogs bandwidth and may make it difficult for many individuals using small
pipelines around the world to get information. FloodNet may not impact the targeted website
specifically as much as it disrupts traffic going to the targeted website, i.e. problems for
Internet routes to the site.
(This also happens when people take to the streets. Individuals may find themselves unable to
get to work or buy a news paper because of the action. FloodNet actions are short term and only
disturb bandwidth during the time of the manifestation. The Electronic Disturbance Theater feels
that even if FloodNet only functions as a symbolic action, that is enough to make the collective
presence of activists felt beyond the electronic networks.)
Thank you for your support of communities that call for a world that can make all worlds
possible with dignity, justice, and liberty.
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