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It is illegal to annoy on the net?

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  1. Born_to_Shoot!

    Born_to_Shoot! TS Member

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    ANNOYING BECOMES ILLEGAL

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    ANNOYING BECOMES ILLEGAL
    Friday, January 13, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.com

    Last week, President Bush signed a new law that makes it illegal to annoy anyone using the Internet without disclosing your identity, according to CNET.

    The new restrictions on Internet usage are embedded in the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. It states that "Whoever ... utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet ... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person ... who receives the communications ... shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

    Under the federal law, it is legal to harass someone on the Internet as long as you disclose your identity. However if you annoy someone and don?t reveal your identity, you could face up to two years in prison and be ordered to pay heavy fines.

    Internet and civil rights experts point out that it?s nearly impossible to post Internet content without annoying someone. Usenet, message boards and blogs could all be deemed illegal because they often contain content written by anonymous contributors.

    staff&nbspreports - Free-Market News Network
     
  2. Born_to_Shoot!

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    ANNOYING BECOMES ILLEGAL

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    ANNOYING BECOMES ILLEGAL
    Friday, January 13, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.com

    Last week, President Bush signed a new law that makes it illegal to annoy anyone using the Internet without disclosing your identity, according to CNET.

    The new restrictions on Internet usage are embedded in the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. It states that "Whoever ... utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet ... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person ... who receives the communications ... shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

    Under the federal law, it is legal to harass someone on the Internet as long as you disclose your identity. However if you annoy someone and don?t reveal your identity, you could face up to two years in prison and be ordered to pay heavy fines.

    Internet and civil rights experts point out that it?s nearly impossible to post Internet content without annoying someone. Usenet, message boards and blogs could all be deemed illegal because they often contain content written by anonymous contributors.

    staff&nbspreports - Free-Market News Network
     
  3. BBB

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    Posting things twice can be annoying..
     
  4. BBB

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    Posting things twice can be annoying..
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    Red and his many personas could be in trouble methinks.
     
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    Red and his many personas could be in trouble methinks.
     
  7. Born_to_Shoot!

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    Went right back and tried to fix the double post, but that failed!

    Lorenzo
     
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    Went right back and tried to fix the double post, but that failed!

    Lorenzo
     
  9. Hauxfan

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    I'm going to sue Shootlow........He's been harassing me a lot on TS.com, and now I can get satisfaction. lol

    About time! Hauxfan!
     
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    I'm going to sue Shootlow........He's been harassing me a lot on TS.com, and now I can get satisfaction. lol

    About time! Hauxfan!
     
  11. HardRIGHT

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    Define "is".......

    Define "idenity"....

    What is "annoy".......

    I went to school with an Ann Oi and she really bothered me but in a good way?

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  12. HardRIGHT

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    Define "is".......

    Define "idenity"....

    What is "annoy".......

    I went to school with an Ann Oi and she really bothered me but in a good way?

    X
     
  13. Big Heap

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    Remember - when they back the paddy wagon up to the whorehouse door, they take the good girls right along with the bad girls.
     
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    Remember - when they back the paddy wagon up to the whorehouse door, they take the good girls right along with the bad girls.
     
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    Tron: Then perhaps you should learn to spell? Richard TIT (Troll in Training)
     
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    Tron: Then perhaps you should learn to spell? Richard TIT (Troll in Training)
     
  17. prairiewind

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    I think "intent" is the keyword and the standard of proof. I don't think you have to worry just because you disagree or debate an issue with someone on a forum.
     
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    I think "intent" is the keyword and the standard of proof. I don't think you have to worry just because you disagree or debate an issue with someone on a forum.
     
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    Esterhaus-- Charlie Hall would be a "lifer" if it was
     
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    Esterhaus-- Charlie Hall would be a "lifer" if it was
     
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