Saturday, September 9, 2006


Whoa! Check this out!

"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."

Go here to read the rest of the article:

Create an e-annoyance, go to jail | Perspectives | CNET


siennastarr said...

Gee whiz, but that Bush is one busy guy, isn't he? <smirk smirk>


queeniemart said...

i say lets all send Bush my annoying 80's email from 2 wks ago and see if i get in trouble. Give me a break!
hugs, lisa

jeanno43 said...

I do not see how they will ever police it, there is so MUCH annoying email and spam.

klconard1 said...

I clicked the link and I read.  I am a bit torn about this new restriction.  While I think intent to annoy is going to be very difficult to determine and enforce, I am not in favor of being able to send profane ecards anonymously --- ever.  I think there is no question but that would annoy and be frightening for many folks to receive.  I am not very sure that any anonymous email is a good thing.  As is pointed out, if one wants to send a message anonymously, it can be done via snailmail.
loving you

tschamberland said...

Hmmm, not that I've had any issues as of late, but this does work for me if that 'person' should decide to begin commenting on my blog again.  

Amazingly I'm betting there are stupid people who will in fact use their own names, implicating themselves and making it easier to press charges.  Gotta love the way the world works.


tkelliher617 said...

Nice! Im so glad Bush has time to sign stupid laws, maybe he should try cleaning up the mess he has made in Iraq first.  Augh the man annoys me.

am4039 said...

Got to love that guy, lol. Not

springangel235 said...

I see he should focus on more important things in our country...hugs,

my78novata said...

I sent this to a friend susqan who is being stalked thanks

tpiez4me said...

So I guess I'll be seeing all y'all in jail soon cause I'm sure at one time or another we've all annoyed someone in the dot com world.......geeesh, and we can't get the Illegals outta here.........or keep our kids safe at school.  Hmmmmm, what's wrong with this picture?