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    Texas police take on blog commenters

    It so happens that Texas passed a state law on September 1 that specifically targets those who "use another person's name to post messages on a social-networking site without their permission and with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten." Such willful behavior is now a third-degree felony.
    Texas police take on blog commenters | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

    I'm looking for more info's but we might have no longer allow political figure aliases? They are targeting "blogs", but those boobs do not know the difference.

    What a ****ed up world we live in - esp Texas.

    If anyone has any info on this, it would be welcome.
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    Re: Texas police take on blog commenters

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    Texas police take on blog commenters | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

    I'm looking for more info's but we might have no longer allow political figure aliases? They are targeting "blogs", but those boobs do not know the difference.

    What a ****ed up world we live in - esp Texas.

    If anyone has any info on this, it would be welcome.
    Hmmm I can see this heading to the United State Supreme Court very soon.

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    Re: Texas police take on blog commenters

    Isn't this just another unenforcable libel law? If I signed up on a message board as Barack Hussein Obama, and went around calling for the end of the white race and the rise of 'black power,' chances are forum administrators are going to ban me in lieu of contacting the police.

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    Re: Texas police take on blog commenters

    Quote Originally Posted by Metternich View Post
    Isn't this just another unenforcable libel law? If I signed up on a message board as Barack Hussein Obama, and went around calling for the end of the white race and the rise of 'black power,' chances are forum administrators are going to ban me in lieu of contacting the police.
    But wait you could be the REAL Obama going under a fack name right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    But wait you could be the REAL Obama going under a fack name right now
    The Fack if he is . . . .

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    Re: Texas police take on blog commenters

    This the part that makes me not have a problem with this:

    "use another person's name to post messages on a social-networking site without their permission..."
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Texas police take on blog commenters

    If people are actually impersonating others online, then yes, I think that should be illegal. Those kind of things are done with the intent to libel.

    However, trying to ban nasty comments isn't going to fly...especially if the nasty comments are directed toward public officials (as the article implies). I don't see how anyone could view that as anything other than a 1st Amendment violation.
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