Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Who is this Anonymous anyway and why does he post so much?

My first guess is someone has posted or said things about the good representative and it was posted anonymously. This is his ham-fisted attempt to get back. What a moron.

Representative Couch, there is something called the First Amendment.

Yes, I know it doesn't say anonymously in it and it doesn't mention the Internet. But that could be because it was written in the 18th Century. Go get 5 bucks out of your savings and buy yourself a clue.

Kentucky Lawmaker Wants to Make Anonymous Internet Posting Illegal
By Kellie Wilson

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.

The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.
Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.

If the bill becomes law, the website operator would have to pay if someone was allowed to post anonymously on their site. The fine would be five-hundred dollars for a first offense and one-thousand dollars for each offense after that.

Representative Couch says he filed the bill in hopes of cutting down on online bullying. He says that has especially been a problem in his Eastern Kentucky district.
Action News 36 asked people what they thought about the bill.

Some said they felt it was a violation of First Amendment rights. Others say it is a good tool toward eliminating online harassment.

Representative Couch says enforcing this bill if it became law would be a challenge. (ya think?)