Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal.
Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.Can you imagine - we'll all be compelled to know who Styxx, etLux, DPDan, Skysaw, Ernstinen, valhalx, schneb, Tony Monaghan and the rest of you really are!
The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site. Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.
If the bill becomes law, the website operator would have to pay if someone was allowed to post anonymously on their site. The fine would be five-hundred dollars for a first offense and one-thousand dollars for each offense after that.Representative Couch says he filed the bill in hopes of cutting down on online bullying. He says that has especially been a problem in his Eastern Kentucky district.
Do we really want to know?