Let's say I'm in a Internet Cafe in some place of the world* and I buy their services to access some online instant messanging service.
Suppose I chat with a person online who decides they really dislike me, to the point that they find my IP address (which is, of course, the address of the computer I'm sitting on) and decides to launch a DDOS attack on that address, by sending a large amount of traffic through the internet, which as a result floods my connection and doesn't allow me to use the internet.
Let's also assume that the IP address is static and that the attacker is not willing to ever stop, which means that the specific internet cafe machine will stay flooded for quite a while, causing a lot of damage and money loss.
Could I be held responsible for the damage caused to that computer, just because someone decided to DDOS me?
* If some place of the world is too general, let's say I'm in the US.