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pwaldo
05-25-2012, 03:37 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/york-senate-bill-seeks-end-anonymous-internet-posting-162549128.html


Introduced by New York State Sen. Thomas F. O'Mara (RóBig Flats), S6779 would require that any anonymous post online is subject to removal if the poster refuses to post ó and verify ó their legal name, their IP address, and their home address. From the (likely well intentioned) bill:

"A web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate. All web site administrators shall have a contact number or e-mail address posted for such removal requests, clearly visible in any sections where comments are posted."

Critics are quick to point out how dangerous and ineffective the anti-privacy bill would be in the off chance that it somehow passes. After all, IP addresses do nothing to verify a person's identity, and including your home address on a controversial internet post could open you up to real-life threats.

In effect, the bill is an online stalker's dream. Of course, the most likely result of the bill's passage would just be the full-scale elimination of all comment systems everywhere, because the system is an unworkable burden on both the poster and the "web site administrators" who would need to respond to ludicrous take down requests at all times of the day.

Zimbow
05-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Hello, my name is Jon and I'm from Virginia.

JustAlex
05-25-2012, 04:05 PM
What NONSENSE!

And further proof of how horrible, incompetent, ignorant, utterly useless government is nowadays.


BTW....hey Republicans why don't you BASH this fellow republican for wanting BIG GOVERNMENT to be so intrusive on our lives?

C'mon you guys believe in the government staying out of our lives, make an example and do something about this buffoon!

Zimbow
05-25-2012, 04:08 PM
"A web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate. All web site administrators shall have a contact number or e-mail address posted for such removal requests, clearly visible in any sections where comments are posted."

It sounds as if they are trying to find people that post rude or obnoxious comments so they can stop bullying over the internet. Got to love not being able to speak your mind on the internet. Sigh

AUTaxMan
05-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Yes, one republican speaks for us all.

Star_Cards
05-25-2012, 05:17 PM
What a joke. Who in the heck is going to pay for all of the people they'd need to monitor all of this? Some of the stupid things politicians come up with never cease to amaze me.

theonedru
05-25-2012, 06:55 PM
The government would be under a mountain of lawsuits if this passed and someone was killed or injured because of it... One of the more idiotic and fruitless thing ever thought of (well not even thought of considering it would cause more harm then good).. Goes to show how little thinking politicans can do

AUTaxMan
05-25-2012, 07:25 PM
The government would be under a mountain of lawsuits if this passed and someone was killed or injured because of it... One of the more idiotic and fruitless thing ever thought of (well not even thought of considering it would cause more harm then good).. Goes to show how little thinking politicans can do

You can't sue the state for something like that. They have sovereign immunity and cannot be the subject of a civil lawsuit.

OnePimpTiger
05-27-2012, 01:41 AM
What NONSENSE!

And further proof of how horrible, incompetent, ignorant, utterly useless government is nowadays.


BTW....hey Republicans why don't you BASH this fellow republican for wanting BIG GOVERNMENT to be so intrusive on our lives?

C'mon you guys believe in the government staying out of our lives, make an example and do something about this buffoon!

I can unequivocally guarantee every Republican and conservative that posts on this board is against this and thinks this guy is a joke for proposing it. Does that make you feel better?