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New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments

Assemblyman Dean Murray introduces the Internet Protection Act with his legislative colleagues.
/ New York State Assembly (CBS News) New York state lawmakers have proposed a ban on anonymous online comments.
Called the Internet Protection Act (A.8688/S.6779), the legislation would require a web site administrator to pull down anonymous comments from sites, including "social networks, blogs forums, message boards or any other discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages."
The bill states:

A web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless
such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate. All web site administrators shall have a contact number or e-mail address posted for such removal requests, clearly visible in any sections where comments are posted.
Among the bills' sponsors are New York Assemblyman Dean Murray and Sen. Thomas O'Mara, who say the proposed law is to fight cyberbullying.

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sooooo how do we go after

sooooo how do we go after these new york lawmakers?

Turns out there is no anonymous. AND they already have the

conversation and all related conversations. It all makes sense now!. This the data that drives the unlawful behavioral prediction software designed predict future criminals. I hope class action suits start popping up.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

It's just another dog's day afternoon--

for NYC councilmen. This is called perpetual motion [in the wrong direction].


"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

bigmikedude's picture

Better watch out in PA, VT and MA, for these New Yorkers

Once these people screw up New York by continually voting these idiots back in, making it a total nanny - police state, they'll get tired of it, then move to your state and still vote like total idiots, having learned nothing, clueless of what they just did to the state they left, and totally screw up your state next.

They destroy and move like societal cancer.

Californians are doing it to Colorado now.

The New York legislature

needs to be turned out.

NCMarc's picture

This would be impossible to

This would be impossible to monitor. Whats to stop a user from posting fake user name and details? Plus, IP addresses change constantly and often. Heck, I am usually logged in here from 2-3 places at the same time..

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

Hey uh

This article is a year old. Wuddup with dat?

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Didn't notice the date

I just saw it on google and thought I would post it.

Attacks on the Constitution

Attacks on the Constitution are at an all time high, from the parade of idiots in power. Just shocking.

A Year Old. No Action


This was proposed over a year ago and there has been zero action on it. Infowars can be a good source of information, but you must VERIFY it. Posting stuff from AJ without verification first just makes you look bad and wastes everybody's time.

Bump this thread in the unlikely case that this legislation ever goes anywhere.

I didn't get it from AJ

So who looks bad now? Now, not only have you wasted your time, you've wasted mine cause I have to reply to your incredible rude and disrespectful comment. If you have a problem with AJ's postings, take it up with him.

All the talk of bullying

and the recent crusades to eliminate the dreaded bully is in lock step with the rest of the justifications for curbing our freedoms and justifying our surveillance. All for the sake of spineless, thin skinned, little cowards. You will of course need a national police to enforce any laws regarding internet crimes real or supposed. Do we already have one? I know they talked about a national police force before. Does the NSA fit that bill?

Anyway, soon you will not be allowed to disagree with certain persons or certain special groups. Look at the groups who have enjoyed the decay of moral values who don't want to be criticized for their behavior. The ones who are at the forefront of the recent anti bullying campaign. The ones that the Zionist media pushes on society. See them for what they are and how they are tools of the PTB.

Why? Because its more work

Because its more work for NSA?

A website not actively tracking its users, will that now be a crime, will being spied upon now be FORCED

I'm sure he/she was downvoting the idea,

not the post.

Judging from my Yahoo and

google/you tube messages, they are headed in that direction too. They both have been harassing me forever to give them all my personal info which I just delay giving---even tho they keep telling me it's for my security's sake. um-hmm.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

What moron down voted this?

This is a pretty important post.

It will never pass and it's

It will never pass and it's technically impossible to verify the IP and identity of people online.

I have many alias accounts and some have very legitimate names. So how can they prove I am not who I say I am -- especially while using TOR?