bfwebster writes "According to a news article, Kentucky state lawmaker, Tim Couch, wants to ban anonymous posting on the internet in order to "cut down on online bullying", which he says has been "a particular problem in eastern Kentucky." Wha...? Pardon my cynicism, but I think it's far more likely to have something to do with corporate and/or organizational criticism than online bullying. His bill would require posters to register with their real names and e-mail addresses under threat of fines. Let's see how many problems with this we can come up with off the tops of our collective heads. For starters: how is Kentucky's legal jurisdiction over a given website established? By who reads it? By who writes it? By who posts to it? By where the website is hosted? Looks like another battle in the right for anonymous free speech."
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