I'm a criminal

The German parliament changed the law on 25th may 2007.

It's now forbidden to build, program, give, distribute or get software, which can be used to attack computers. that's something i do on a daily basis. (think nmap)

so it is only a question of time that i get caught.

German pressrelease of the CCC


Why won't they forbid building, designing, giving, distributing or getting hardware which can be used to attack people?

Damn, this is sick. Dude, you're a criminal in the same way as the guy who used, maintained or knows how to forge a knife.

I suppose standard ping (as distributed with Microsoft Windows) is also covered, since it can be used to attack computers?

Thought so. This is absolutely ludicrous.