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 ..

17 comments:

Tina said...

"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.".... isn't the definition of "annoying" very subjective? How exactly is this law going to be applied? Never mind... this is Il Duce Bush's America... it will be applied with the heavy whiff of fascism.

vee said...

I agree with you Tina. Can President Bush come up with anything else ridiculous?

Lindsay Lobe said...

There are 34,000 Lobyists in Washinton at the moment, that's double what was there pre Bush. As Bloggers I propose one or two be engaged with paymnet by way of a Blogger levee, to fund a class action to consider a challenge within the fundamental right to free speech. What do you think ?

Best wishes

ass2006 said...

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Nerdine said...

woohoo!! I'm a criminal!!
*lol*

Sorry - but I can't take such things seriously. It's just silly...

Blogger formerly known as JBlue said...

Pres. Shrub annoys me via various media outlets. Should that be allowed?

Zee said...

Who will be the people to judge what is annoying and what is not...
The National Security Agency (NSA)???
I suppose I need to get an ISP account in China or North Korea now to avoid "snooping" by the very people who proclaim to export freedom of speech and liberty around the globe.
We truly live in bizzare times!

Matt said...

Like we need another law to take yet more of our rights away. It's getting crazy.

The government needs to fix itself before it can start trying to fix us.

RC said...

Big brother is watching:)...you know even democracy can get a mess.

Elizabeth Green said...

If the president annoys me and I file a complaint, does he get fined the cost of the Iraqi war, thrown in jail, and impeached?

Just checking?

Zee said...

Let us be moderates Elisabeth, and only fire the guy ...

Callooh said...

aren't the terms Bush and annoying redundant?

Elizabeth Green said...

Zee, I would be perfectly happy with only firing him.

Progressive Traditionalist said...

I'm not sure two years imprisonment is sufficiently draconian for this particularly heinous crime. Perhaps lopping off a toe might do....

DA said...

You're right it is subjective Tina, but not to Il Dulce Shrub's new world order as you said.

Watch the daily news Vee ;-)

Good idea Lindsay, however if I am not ubducted and flown over to a secret CIA prison I'll just continue..

Ass, appropriate blogname..

A company in distress makes sorrow less Nerdine:-)

Not when I'm mr. media JulianB. But i am just a himble pilgrim..

You're quit right Zee the big media cy's rule :-(

Erm, what rights were you referring to Matt ;-)

BB was, is and will be watching every singele step we take RC..

I would vote for that change of constitution ElizabethG.

A redundant synonym indeed Calooh. His name has become a byword for annoying cruelty!

He sure doesn't need to ride a bike as far as I am concerned to get his lips stitched together PT :-)

DA said...

darn stcky keyboerd :-(

JEFM said...

Flaming is not cool ...
hehe

Jon