Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal

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Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 - 11:11 PM Updated: 12:40 PM

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.

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.

Action News 36 asked people what they thought about the bill.

Some said they felt it was a violation of First Amendment rights. Others say it is a good tool toward eliminating online harassment.

Represntative Couch says enforcing this bill if it became law would be a challenge
 

LiddyRules

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A new politician Jimmy Norton can get behind.
 

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Sounds like this guy's been taunted online and can't take it. Gotta agree with SF though, no chance this gets anywhere.
 

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Represntative Couch says enforcing this bill if it became law would be a challenge
Uh yeah, good luck with that. :rotf:


I wonder how much money Howie is bribing this douche?
 

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It'll certainly make it easier to hunt down and murder the guy that keeps calling you a "newb" online.
 

Plunkies

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Ah, no longer sir will you bully me. With the help of Senator Couch I have access to your real name...Mr. Nozzle...It looks like your time is up.
 

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It won't effect me... being that Three Hole Puncher is my real name.
 

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Ron paul warns of the importance of never letting them take the internet over... He says its all we have left.
And that they are after it with a vengence.

It's the only thing they don't control yet.....
 

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That's why I'm voting for Jimmy Tide!!! He believes that being a faceless ass on the internet is every American's God-given right!!! :)
 
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Representative Couch says he filed the bill in hopes of cutting down on online bullying.
Wow...

I wonder how many children are in the Juvenile Detention system in Kentucky for not giving everyone in their class an invitation to their birthday party.
 

LiddyRules

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Wow...

I wonder how many children are in the Juvenile Detention system in Kentucky for not giving everyone in their class an e-vite to their birthday party.
Fixed.
 

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I bet they made fun of him on call of duty 4.
"Damn it Tim, quit couching @ the spawn point n00b and help nail the objective."
*cue squeaky, 12-year-old laughter*
 

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"She said she was a 16 year old cheerleader. Blonde, tan, sexy. But she was really a fat guy in a W-O-W shirt. This cannot stand in this great nation of ours!"
 

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even on the simplest levels, such a law would discourage whistleblowing, or other reporting of wrongdoing.
 

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Wow...

I wonder how many children are in the Juvenile Detention system in Kentucky for not giving everyone in their class an invitation to their birthday party.
It does sound like someone was probably teasing his chubby daughter or in-the closet son. A politician with way too much time on his hands, however I do see this law going nowhere.
 

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Tim Couch?????!!! The former 1st round NFL draft bust? He's from Kentucky.

 

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Fuck yo couch, Kentucky.

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