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    Nutty Lawmaker - Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal
    Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal

    http://www.wtvq.com/content/midatlan...3-05-0011.html

    They must be bored.

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    I have no problem with that. And in keeping with the spirit of the proposed law I will sign this post using my real name.

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    lol Trust... good one!

    Yeah, enforcing that law would be pretty difficult, if not impossible.
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    It's completely unenforceable... they don't have the means to pull that off.
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    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.
    I guess that would be intended only for the State of Kentucky.

    Who knows, maybe they have too many bully's on that State?





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    This may be nutty, but that is where the internet is headed.

    I predict in 25 years, especially with Social networks, what ever you post will be linked too you.

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    They have The Internets in Kentucky?
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    Careful there, Michael. If Sandra finds out you're talking trash about Kentucky you could wind up in a whole world of pain.

    Besides, I think they're called the internuts.

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    Does anyone think that posting real names will cut down on online bullying?
    The law sounds a bit extreme to me.

    What about Citizens' Band radio (CB)? Everyone on a CB had a handle like "Disco Duck" or whatever was popular back then -- CBs are still around and people still use handles
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    I am curious how they plan to enforce this, wait how they plan to pay to try to enforce this....

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    I doubt that a state could legally pass such a law that effects interstate commerce. This seems clearly to be in an area that is subject to exclusive Federal jurisdiction. The FCC regulates internet-related issues (remember the debate on net neutrality in 2006-7).
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    They don't need this law.

    There is already a Federal law that makes it illegal to annoy someone online if you don't state your identity. Unless it's been struck down? lol

    http://www.news.com/Create-an-e-anno...3-6022491.html

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    Yeah, it seems in this country, the solution to problems with laws you can't or don't want to enforce...is to create new laws you can't or don't want to enforce.

    And then wonder why people don't obey the law.

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    All the government has to do is buy Google, they already know who everyone is.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    It's certainly not a serious concern. There's little chance it would be approved by the Kentucky legislature. Even if it were, what jurisdiction would they have except over Kentucky residents?
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