Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal

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    By Kellie Wilson
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    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.

    http://www.wtvq.com/content/midatlantic/tvq/video.apx.-content-articles-TVQ-2008-03-05-0011.html


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    That's lame.
     
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    I am against this bill, but...do you suppose that all of these angry, racists would be so bold in their postings if they had to supply a name, an email or more?
     
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    Perhaps Silence Dogood could answer that question.
     
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    I don't know that cat
     
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    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/H090.htm

    Tell him what you think.:rofl:

    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H090.htm

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    Born August 19, 1961. Self-employed, Hyden Grocery, Couch’s Shell. Church of God. Cumberland College, Hazard Community College. Leslie Co Industrial Devel. Hyden Chamber of Commerce. KY Retail Federation. NRA. Natl Wild Turkey Federation. Natl Federation of Independent Business Owners. Leslie Co Republican Party, Chairman 2000-02. Leslie Co Bd of Elections 2000-02. Hyden Masonic Lodge 664. KY Grocers Assoc. Hyden Athletic Boosters 1998. Leslie Co Middle School Boosters 1999. Relay for Life, Corporate Sponsor 2000-02. Repair Affair, Sponsor 2000-02.
     
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    Irrelevant.
     
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    How nice of you to point that out.
     
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    Obviously this guy needs a newspaper. Doesn't he know there are FAR more important issues going on? Like baseball players using steroids?

    What can he possibly be thinking?:rolleyes:
     

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