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Vegas paper gets subpoena to ID online commenters

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 06:33 AM
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Vegas paper gets subpoena to ID online commenters


www.washingtonpost.com

A Nevada newspaper says it has been served a federal grand jury subpoena seeking information about readers who posted comments on the paper's Web site.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday that its editor, Thomas Mitchell, plans to fight the request, which the newspaper received after reporting on a federal tax fraud case against business owner Robert Kahre.

The subpoena seeks the identities and personal information about people who posted comments on the story.
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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 06:33 AM
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Just another step toward completely silencing free speech. I agree with the editor that if real threats of violence were given, then the people need to be sought out. However, if it's just name calling and people obviously that are angry about a matter, why does all this information need to be collected?:


Along with the real names of people who posted comments, the subpoena asks the newspaper for the writers' gender, birth date, physical address, telephone number, Internet service provider, IP address and credit card numbers.


I hope that fear tactics, like maybe having to go to court for your views, won't silence Americans enough that what's left of the freedom of speech isn't stripped completely away.

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 06:37 AM
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In Canada, theres a bill thats about to be passed that allows law enforcement to get any and all information about a user from any ISP in Canada. Without the use of a warrant.


Soon, they'll have enough info to call anyone a terrorist.



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