General Assembly Resolution # 278
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #100 “Anti-Cyberterrorism Act ” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Understanding that the "Anti-Cyberterrorism Act"(GA#100) seeks to limit acts of cyberterrorism,
Regretting, however, that the resolution defines cyberterrorism as "any premeditated, politically or ideologically motivated attack or threat thereof, through the use of information technology... by sub-national groups or agents,"
Knowing that the inclusion of the term "sub-national" was intended to limit the resolution's effects to the efforts of non-state actors, but also knowing that the term "sub-national" specifically refers to the administrative divisions of a national entity,
Bemoaning the fact that this definition limits the ability of nations to engage in cyber warfare,
Believing that cyber warfare may be used as an alternative to conventional warfare, and result in less loss of life than a conventional attack,
Accepting that even if the author's intent with regards to the term "sub-national" were to be respected, the resolution still severely limits the ability of nations to engage in cyber warfare and maintain plausible deniability of actions that may provoke conventional attacks as a response,
Cognizant that this resolution will continue to cause more harm than good as long as it remains in place,
Hereby repeals "Anti-Cyberterrorism Act"(GA#100).