Posted by Brian at 10:21 AM
I will never have to worry about my troll again.
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.
In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.
This ranks up there with "no beer on Sundays" as one of the most useless and unenforceable laws of all time. Anyone want to start a pool to see how long it will take an overly sensitive blogger to try to get someone who blasts them for being an idiot tossed in jail?