New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech

By | May 25, 2012

Source: Wired

by David Kravets

Besides to the attempt to violating our constitutional freedoms as the article mentions just imagine the nightmare it would be for a one person blog like I am to do what this law would require.

In this article “Did you hear the one about the New York state lawmakers who forgot about the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and “baseless political attacks”?

Proposed legislation in both chambers would require New York-based websites, such as blogs and newspapers, to “remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.”

No votes on the measures have been taken. But unless the First Amendment is repealed, they stand no chance of surviving any constitutional scrutiny even if they were approved.”

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