New York Senate bill seeks to end anonymous internet posting

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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New York Senate Bill Seeks End to Anonymous Internet Posting


Introduced by New York State Sen. Thomas F. O'Mara (R—Big Flats), S6779 would require that any anonymous post online is subject to removal if the poster refuses to post — and verify — 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."

..... *cut ..... now the last paragraph* ....

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.

edit on 5/24/2012 by FlyersFan because: hit enter too fast, and had to go back and put the story in




posted on May, 24 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
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New York Senate Bill Seeks End to Anonymous Internet Posting

OOOOOPS ... more coming .. I hit enter by mistake .. hold on
edit on 5/24/2012 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)


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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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drats .. I used search ... ugh!
Thanks.





 
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