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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I have a middle-way.

    all internet forums or websites where folks become members and post comments, must get a copy of ones driver's license, that can be verified.

    that way, if a member actually does engage in stalking/threats, that forum can be contacted by the police to get the person's name & address.
    Aside from being authoritarian crap, it isn't even possible. New York has no jurisdiction for most web sites, foreign users don't have drivers licenses and you couldn't tell if the license received is fake.

    Like most people trying to oppress the internet, the mouth breathing idiots int he new york don't even have the first clue how the web works. You can fix a problem when you are so stupid you don't even understand the environment you are working in.

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    ...Like most people trying to oppress the internet, the mouth breathing idiots int he new york don't even have the first clue how the web works. You can fix a problem when you are so stupid you don't even understand the environment you are working in.


    that doesn't make any sense.

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    This is one of the dumbest ideas for a law I have ever heard.

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    New York is a hot competitor with California to see who can make the biggest Nanny State society.
    And it's our states republicans who are leading the way
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    And it's our states republicans who are leading the way
    not surprising.

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    the mouth breathing idiots int he new york don't even have the first clue how the web works. You can fix a problem when you are so stupid you don't even understand the environment you are working in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    that doesn't make any sense.
    rathi was referring to the republicans in NYS, so it does make sense
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Good idea? Bad idea?
    idiotic-a conservative talk show host this morning was crucifying this idiocy that apparently has GOP backing

    its idiotic. If someone slanders you you can get a court order unveiling their ID

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    The nanny state marches forward with yet another useless, unenforcable law. Just what they have in mind, as an ultimate goal, is unclear. If the poor, feeling bullied, NY resident is being 'pestered' by some big, bad cyberwolf what is the state to do? Will the cyber liar ever be brought to face justice? Will the 'webmaster' be held liable if the cyberbully turns out to be a cyberliar, untraceable as the home street address is bogus, the proper name a fraud and the IP address traced to a public library or school computer? I see NY has solved all other crime problems and has decided to tackle this one to make it perfectly safe to blog and network in total safety, no feelings will ever be hurt again in the Empire State, no public outings, no name calling, no rumor spreading and all will be polite, just as on the streets of NYC! Crime will be outlawed in NY and everybody will live happily ever after, the end of cyberterror, at last.
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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    Have to wonder, how would they go about enforcing a rule like this, esp when a web site and its administrators might be physically located on the other side of the planet.

    Maybe it would be easier to eliminate all NY residents from the comments section of all web sites, the rest of the world shouldn't have to follow NY state law.

    S6779-2011 - NY Senate Open Legislation - Provides that a web site administrator shall remove any comments posted upon request unless the poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post - New York State Senate

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    re: New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments [W: 68]

    It's really unlikely that this is going to pass Constitutional muster. People should not be required to a) share their identity with anyone online that they don't have to just to post comments on a website and b) obey a state law from a state that truly has no jurisdiction over such a thing or the majority of those who this may affect.
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