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[ NNSquad ] New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech

New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech

http://j.mp/KwmzAX  (Wired)

    Did you hear the one about New York state lawmakers who forgot about
    the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and
    "baseless political attacks"?  Proposed legislation in both chambers
    would require New York-based websites, such as blogs and newspapers,
    to "remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous
    poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name
    to the post."

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Probability that the legislators involved are opportunists 
and/or clueless? - 100%

Probability that such legislation could pass Constitutional 
muster? - 0%

Infuriating that they even waste time on this nonsense.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com
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