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Being an internet annoyance is now against the law

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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 10:46 AM
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For all you flamers out there, be careful, if you annoy another internet user anonymously, you could face strict fines and possibly even jail time, thanks to a little addition to the "Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act" which was recently unanimously voted through the House of Representatives.

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It would seem to me this has pretty dire implications for a place like ATS, where the free exchange of ideas using anonymous names will be limited, for fear of "annoying" another user.

Any thoughts?




posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 12:03 PM
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You might want to check this thread-
www.abovetopsecret.com...

also here-
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Interesting topic. Just wanted to let you know it's already being discussed.

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[edit on 1/10/2006 by yeahright]



posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 04:44 PM
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yeah, but that still is bad. How do people except people to deal with "bad days", when they have no one to talk to?



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