You Can Comment But You Can’t Hide

It’s in poorly constructed English, but anonymous postings may become a thing of the past in New Jersey.

This bill would require an operator of any interactive computer service or an Internet service provider to establish, maintain and enforce a policy requiring an information content provider who posts messages on a public forum website either to be identified by legal name and address or to register a legal name and address with the operator or provider prior to posting messages on a public forum website.

[via Threadwatch]

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.

Comments

  1. david,
    fyi, i’ll be using your name and address for all future postings in new jersey.

  2. That’s the thing with you, “High Jive,” you’re always a step ahead.

  3. not good if you are on the edge of …
    what…
    technology or a cliff?

  4. I’m allowed to anonymously post a message on the street, why not in cyberspace?
    We think we’re free, but really not compared to many countries in the world.
    Our governement is constantly eroding our true freedoms and nobody cares.

  5. So that you can be sued for libel, I imagine. That would create an entirely different kind of blogosphere.

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