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Re: Create an E-Annoyance, Go To Jail

Steve Sobol (
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 18:36:56 -0800

Monty Solomon wrote:

> By Declan McCullagh
> Story last modified Mon Jan 09 04:00:00 PST 2006

> Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

> It's no joke. 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. Thank Congress for
> small favors, I guess.

Of course, the flaming idiots in our government may not have realized
that anonymous posters can frame innocent people *really* quickly this

So can the government.

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