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milkmania
01-09-2006, 04:23 PM
Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.

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."






http://news.com.com/Create+an+e-annoyance%2C+go+to+jail/2010-1028_3-6022491.html


this is what makes me mad:mad:
To grease the rails for this idea, Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, and the section's other sponsors slipped it into an unrelated, must-pass bill to fund the Department of Justice. The plan: to make it politically infeasible for politicians to oppose the measure.

The tactic worked. The bill cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote, and the Senate unanimously approved it Dec. 16.



we're all going to get a kazillion years!

Workin' 4 Toys
01-09-2006, 04:55 PM
Oh well, just another law........:mad:

Mag_Red
01-09-2006, 05:10 PM
If it was really a crime, I'd be in jail years ago. :D

milkmania
01-09-2006, 05:53 PM
If it was really a crime, I'd be in jail years ago. :D

...and your momma dresses you funnyhttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/devil10.gif

shepherd
01-09-2006, 09:33 PM
A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet, you must disclose your identity.

So, is "milkmania" your true name??? :cool:

flipper
01-09-2006, 09:43 PM
What can I do for fun?

milkmania
01-09-2006, 10:30 PM
So, is "milkmania" your true name??? :cool:

but......

I don't have to disclose my name.... until I "annoy someone"8p

MarkP
01-10-2006, 08:47 AM
but......

I don't have to disclose my name.... until I "annoy someone"8p
Ah-hem, Name please!!

shepherd
01-10-2006, 09:50 AM
but......

I don't have to disclose my name.... until I "annoy someone"8p

Oh yeah, my mistake... sorry :wavey:

jimmer2880
01-10-2006, 12:49 PM
Just wonderful.... There goes that set of tools I had stashed away for the "special" occasions.....

east tx skier
01-10-2006, 02:25 PM
Having solved all of the other problems .... Way to go federal government.

milkmania
01-14-2006, 12:01 AM
here we go:rolleyes:

http://www.courttv.com/news/2006/0112/chatroom_suit_ctv.html

Workin' 4 Toys
01-14-2006, 12:06 AM
:mad: :mad: :mad:

How many MAD smilies can I use? That is just so too much!!!!
The only ones getting rich are the lawyers....

milkmania
01-14-2006, 12:07 AM
:mad: :mad: :mad:

How many MAD smilies can I use? That is just so too much!!!!
The only ones getting rich are the lawyers....

you only get to post 4 mad smilies in one post.....

unless...................................

be right back8p

Workin' 4 Toys
01-14-2006, 12:13 AM
be right back8p
Come on, the suspense is killing me!!!!

milkmania
01-14-2006, 12:15 AM
tadaaaaaaaa!

Workin' 4 Toys
01-14-2006, 12:16 AM
LOL.............:friday:

milkmania
01-14-2006, 12:18 AM
LOL.............:friday:

http://www.diamondtalk.com/forums/images/smilies/83/firemad.gif

;)

Workin' 4 Toys
01-14-2006, 12:20 AM
Ooooohhh, that one's called FIREMAD, now that is mad!!!