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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    I don't see how, as written, that bill will pass Constitutional muster, specifically the 1st Amendment, since it is not illegal to "annoy or offend" anyone in person, nor should it be. And I'm pretty sure the first time this is challenged (if it even makes it into law), it will get struck down.
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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    Arizona House Bill 2549 has already passed both of the state's legislative bodies and is currently sitting on the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. While there's a lot in there that doesn't concern trolling, here's the line that has people worried:

    It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.
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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Arizona House Bill 2549 has already passed both of the state's legislative bodies and is currently sitting on the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. While there's a lot in there that doesn't concern trolling, here's the line that has people worried:

    It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.
    All I can say to my former state government is, suck my penis you moral crusading douchebags.
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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    It is the right of american to offend, specifically by using obscene, lewd or profane language. We aren't Canada.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    All I can say to my former state government is, suck my penis you moral crusading douchebags.
    Yea that's pretty much what I was going to say.
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    well there goes 90% of all forums

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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.
    intimidate? (There goes the 'look up my nose' tactic, damn)
    threaten? (There goes the 'you're all doomed' tactic, damn)
    harass? (There goes the repetition tactic, damn)
    annoy? (My favorite, damn)
    offend? ('both parties are the same', damn)

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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    well there goes 90% of all forums
    Yeah man, wtf. And could you get rid of your damn signature under every post? It's annoying you butthole!

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    Re: Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    It is the right of american to offend, specifically by using obscene, lewd or profane language. We aren't Canada.
    I knew I made a good decision to stop voting. It seems to not matter who you vote for, you end up with the worse aspects of both party's.

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