Originally Posted by drunkmonkey
Bricks and Mortar stores without an online presence would be over the moon if the internet shut down on one of the best shopping day of the week. How much money is flying out of Ireland every day due to online shopping that's never coming back.
A protest in O'Connell street is a boost to dublin traders. A protest that shuts down the internet is a boost to 99% of small Irish business in every city, town and village on the Island.
Which small Irish businesses are these exactly? People shop online for items they don't need right now, so waiting another day or two is not going to make a difference. In the meantime, you're going to cripple Irish businesses who do rely on the internet. Not to mention making Ireland a less attractive place for foreign investors who aren't going to want to invest somewhere with an unreliable internet infrastructure.
Your question was on the legal side, and it's been answered. No, Anonymous are not an illegal organisation. If you perform illegal acts, you can be prosecuted. You seem to be sure DOS attacks aren't illegal, so you've got nothing to worry about