Monday, January 09, 2006

who's annoying WHO????


Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

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.

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.

First of all, this is a direct act to be able to go after political blogs. Second, news like THAT, is annoying to me. (Does this mean that the article is in violation of the new law)?

Be aware you anonymous, nameless, incognito and faceless blogmass ..