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January 10, 2006

Anonymous comments now a crime in the US

U.S. President Bush has signed a new law dubbed Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act.

This new law now adds a clause that makes it a federal offense to post annoying and anonymous comments on websites, blogs, or e-mails. Thus, if you want to annyo someone by posting comments or sending stalker emails, you will have to identify yourselves first.

From the Buzzmachine, via Steve Rubel.

Personally, I find this new law more amusing rather than ground-breaking. :D


2 Responses to “Anonymous comments now a crime in the US”

  1. Abaniko says:

    Amusing, indeed. How, pray tell, can they charge a malicious anonymous commenter posting from an internet cafe, for instance?

  2. Sean says:

    I suppose that they could always put out an arrest warrant for an individual named “Anonymous”. :)

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