Bomb-Making Online: An Abridged Sketch of Federal Criminal Law [September 10,2003] [open pdf - 328KB]
Complementary federal offenses in internet domain include bans on instruction in the use of explosives in furtherance of a civil disorder and on providing material assistance to terrorists and terrorist organizations. Moreover, federal law outlaws aiding and abetting, or conspiring to commit any federal crime, or soliciting others to commit, any federal crime of violence. The threat that the dissemination of bomb-making instruction poses is part of a new defense mission to prevent misuse of explosives or weapons of mass destruction.
CRS Report for Congress, RS21616