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Better be careful...

By maecuff ·
It's illegal to annoy

A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet, you must disclose your identity. Here's the relevant language.

"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

I'd say that a few of us better start considering if orange jumpsuits are flattering..

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Good thing I look bad in every color....

by faradhi In reply to Better be careful...

orange may be an improvement.

Some of us are naturally annoying. I wonder if that could be a defense. "But your honor, I can't help it. My dad was annoying. The Annoying gene is dominate. Therefore, I am annoying at a fundamental level."

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I guess

by maecuff In reply to Good thing I look bad in ...

if you fully disclose who you are, you can continue to be annoying.

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and if you pay the tax

by Dr Dij In reply to I guess

for marijuana stamps, you can continue to smoke

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Okay

by maecuff In reply to and if you pay the tax

Are they anything like Easter seals?

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Italy has it since a lot of time

by fbartolom In reply to Okay

Just a note to report in Italy you will be sued if you contact a person, within or without the internet, lacking to show you identity thus giving no option to the recipient to refuse the communication. Of course you cannot either do everything even after saying who you are: for istance more than three phone calls in a day are said to be an abuse and so do calls during the night. No legislation exists as yet about email or IM messages.

I made some extensive search on the subject whan a past gf (who else?) challanged me to sue me for stalking if I did not stop trying to contact her... :-)

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What?s next??? Typing while intoxicated???

by jakcap In reply to I guess

.....or operating a computer under the influence??

These kind of liberal puke laws are why our forefathers thought we may need the right to keep and bear arms!!!

Wake up America!!

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It wasn't the

by maecuff In reply to What?s next??? Typing whi ...

'liberals' who signed off on this law.

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Totally Inadequate

by DMambo In reply to Better be careful...

Only 2 years imprisonment?!? I hope that's for each count.

Let's suppose that Mae annoys all 23 TR users with each of her, say, 4 posts per day, then I would hope that she'd be sentenced to 92 years in the slammer. That would keep her locked up until she was around 118 years old.

Sound fair.

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Well

by maecuff In reply to Totally Inadequate

THAT was certainly annoying.. :)

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But notice

by jdclyde In reply to Well

I didn't see you arguing about the math?

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