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]

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • http://multicultclassics.blogspot.com HighJive

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

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

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

  • nancy

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

  • Len

    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.

  • http://www.bullshitobserver.com Todd

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

  • Olgunka-zz

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