Hurrah! Hurrah!

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?

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