Monday, January 16, 2006

"Annoying Online Posts Could Be Illegal"

~~ As the culture of the Internet matures it seems the net will become a less free-wheeling "post whatever you want" theater. But is it possible to criminalize non-violent speech ? ~~ ` TP - Annoying Online Posts Could Be Illegal:

"Annoying Online Posts Could Be Illegal. Free speech advocates say a new law geared to stop cyberstalking could be cause for concern."

Samantha Nelson, Medill News Service
Friday, January 13, 2006

Writing annoying, anonymous online posts or e-mails could land you in jail for as long as two years. That's according to the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, which was signed into law last week."