SayUncle: maybe illegal in Kentucky
A bill filed in the House would keep Kentuckians from posting anonymous comments to Web sites.
House Bill 775, filed Tuesday by Rep. Tim Couch, R-Hyden, would require anyone who contributes to a Web site to register a real name, address and e-mail address with that Web site. The person’s full name then would be used whenever he or she posted a comment.
Web site operators who violate the disclosure law would be fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
Here’s the bill. I found this interesting:
Couch readily acknowledged on Wednesday that his bill
violates his oath of officeraises First Amendment issues regarding free speech, so he won’t be pushing it. But he wanted to call attention to the phenomenon of unkind and often untrue comments about people being posted online by Kentuckians hiding behind the cloak of anonymity.
Oh Nos! They’re saying bad things about me on the internet. This bill should make them stop.
Tim Couch is an asshat.
Hmm, seems drawing attention to it didn’t work since I just called him an asshat.