Crabtree Explains the Legal Ramifications of the Alleged Anonymous Takedown of GoDaddy

September 19, 2012

On September 10, an individual with the loosely-knit "social hacktavist" group Anonymous claimed responsibility for a distributed denial of service attack against GoDaddy that left millions of websites helpless and without service.  Houston internet law attorney Travis Crabtree answered questions from LXBN TV about what was done and the possible laws at play when websites are attacked.  Mr. Crabtree regularly blogs about internet and technology legal issues on his blog that impact traditional and web-based businesses.

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Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing, online media and commercial litigation practice. Travis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent several years in television news before taking on a law career. Travis explores the emerging legal issues and trends for internet marketing and online media on his blog,, which you can visit by clicking here.  His online media and internet law practice focuses on media communications, online defamation, privacy, domain name disputes, policy and governmental compliance, copyrights and trademarks, and related transactional documents for start-ups and established businesses.

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Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas, Houston and Tyler.  Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, labor and employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit

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