01-09-2006, 01:03 PM #1
Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime
While Bush rages an illegal war, kids are failing out of high school, states are running out of money, utility companies rip off hard working Americans and oil speculators stuffing their pockets, our Congress, last Thursday, just passed this crazy ass law.
(11, only a few of us know your real identity, so this law applies to you.)
Cick here to read.
Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.
It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.
In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.
This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet, is buried in the so-called Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and two years in prison.
"The use of the word 'annoy' is particularly problematic," says Marv Johnson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "What's annoying to one person may not be annoying to someone else."
01-09-2006, 01:19 PM #2
The Bushies should start enforcing their new law by going after the spammers and junk emailers.....they ARE annoying !!
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