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anonymous Internet harassment is now a federal crime. Answered

The Communications Act of 1934 criminalizes anonymous harassment by a telecommunications device. Congress recently amended the law to criminalize anonymous harassment via the Internet. Some argue that the law curtails freedom of speech. Perhaps. If someone is blogging or commenting anonymously about a private citizen in an obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass, it is actionable, according to the new law. But should someone have the freedom to do that? Apparently Congress doesnt think so. What do you think?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

what's next? The no bullying law?

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Shut up and give me your, ummm, ummm account passwords then paypal me your pocket money bitch!

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

LOL

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RelyNupon
RelyNupon

Reply 12 years ago

that old? i herd this on the radio and was concerned about this and other problems they are trying to make you give out real information at chat groups including phone numbers.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

Reply 12 years ago

haha ouch...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

LOL

BUSTED!

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randofo
randofo

12 years ago

I can't really comment on this not having seen the law itself. From my research I can't seem to find it. I know there has been talk about implementing such a law, but where have you read this? Perhaps it's just a bill.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

I swear I'll kill you for this... Hey, where are you taking me *gets dragged into cop car* WTF