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    Posted: March/10/2008 at 9:00am
Get a load of this crap:


Quote By Kellie Wilson


Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.

The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.

Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.

If the bill becomes law, the website operator would have to pay if someone was allowed to post anonymously on their site. The fine would be five-hundred dollars for a first offense and one-thousand dollars for each offense after that.

Representative Couch says he filed the bill in hopes of cutting down on online bullying. He says that has especially been a problem in his Eastern Kentucky district.

Action News 36 asked people what they thought about the bill.

Some said they felt it was a violation of First Amendment rights. Others say it is a good tool toward eliminating online harassment.

Represntative Couch says enforcing this bill if it became law would be a challenge.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote christophersnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/10/2008 at 9:08am
It seems like an even better tool for online harassing.

"In hopes of cutting down on online bullying." More like, "In hopes of putting more money in his pocket." Maybe they just want to pay off their debt by making randomly stupid laws. We already have enough laws. Less laws = more freedom and more security.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MONSTER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/10/2008 at 9:08am
WOW.......
When did the Nazies gain political power in Kentucky, did i miss the memo?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote donp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/10/2008 at 10:09am
so whats to stop someone from using a fake name and a service such as www.anonymouse.org to sign up for a web site? the ip address would not be trackable, and as far as the web site is concerned the owner would not be liable. i doubt this bill will go very far.
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I hate how they always find "people on the street" who agree to give away our freedoms. Every time they raise taxes or put in some asinine new law, there's always some moron staring at the camera on local news saying, this is good, I don't mind giving the government more power and money. Sort of makes you lose your faith in people sometimes.

This bill is terrible, but so was campaign finance reform, and it went very far indeed. And no matter who's the next president, they will definitely try for a new Fairness Doctrine, and people will just go along with that as well. It disgusts me.
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