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Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: [Politech] Lawsuit challenges law targeting Internet "annoyances" [fs]]
But we all know it will just be a matter of time before the
bill gets 'ammended' to include it. Hopefully this will be
shot down, and the government will leave well enough alone.
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:45:32AM -0500, Ashton Vaz wrote:
> Seems like a reasonable law. Why are people scared/upset by this?
> Isn't anyone paying attention to this clause - "and with intent to
> annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person"? It isn't anonymity or
> anonymizing services that are being targeted, but misuse of anonymizing
> On 2/10/06, Eugen Leitl <eugen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >----- Forwarded message from Declan McCullagh <declan@xxxxxxxx> -----
> >From: Declan McCullagh <declan@xxxxxxxx>
> >Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 14:08:59 -0800
> >To: politech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [Politech] Lawsuit challenges law targeting Internet "annoyances"
> > [fs]
> >User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6 (Macintosh/20050716)
> >The complaint:
> >News coverage:
> >Previous Politech message:
> >The prohibition in the new law:
> >"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate
> >telecommunications or other types of communications that are
> >transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing
> >his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any
> >person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18
> >or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."