Skip to comments.New York Legislation Proposed...Bans Anonymous Online Speech; S06779
Posted on 05/23/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT by Nachum
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________
I N S E N A T E
March 21, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting a person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The civil rights law, is amended by adding a new section 2 79-o to read as follows: 3 S 79-O. ANONYMOUS INTERNET POSTER; RIGHT TO KNOW. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS 4 USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND TERMS SHALL HAVE THE 5 FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 6 (A) ANONYMOUS POSTER IS ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO POSTS A MESSAGE ON A WEB 7 SITE INCLUDING SOCIAL NETWORKS, BLOGS FORUMS, MESSAGE BOARDS OR ANY 8 OTHER DISCUSSION SITE WHERE PEOPLE CAN HOLD CONVERSATIONS IN THE FORM OF 9 POSTED MESSAGES. 10 (B) "WEB SITE ADMINISTRATOR" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY THAT IS 11 RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING A WEB SITE OR MANAGING THE CONTENT OR DEVEL- 12 OPMENT OF INFORMATION PROVIDED ON A WEB SITE INCLUDING SOCIAL NETWORKS, 13 BLOGS FORUMS, MESSAGE BOARDS OR ANY OTHER DISCUSSION SITE WHERE PEOPLE 14 CAN HOLD CONVERSATIONS IN THE FORM OF POSTED MESSAGES, ACCESSIBLE VIA A 15 NETWORK SUCH AS THE INTERNET OR A PRIVATE LOCAL AREA NETWORK. 16 (C) "INTERNET" MEANS THE GLOBAL SYSTEM OF INTERCONNECTED COMPUTER 17 NETWORKS THAT USE THE INTERNET PROTOCO
(Excerpt) Read more at assembly.state.ny.us ...
New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech (5/22/12)
Redundant. All any governmental agency has to do these days, right down to the level of dog catcher, is snap their fingers, and Google is laying any information they want in their lap.
How about classified ads? Will they now have names attached to them?
Does this apply to a newspaper’s “anonymous sources”?
“Unnamed Senate staffer”?
“Sources at the Justice Department”
etc, etc, etc?
Anonymity of speech is highly to be desired in this rapidly-tyrannicizing police state.
But of course, New York would want to stifle ANYthing that smacks of freedom.
The Egyptian revolution would not have happened if their secret police could come kill the Tweeters.
New York is vying for California's position as an absolute leftist police state.
Cool. They would have banned the Federalist papers too.
Or tracked down the author and prosecuted him for "hate speech"
another push to drive businesses from the state
progressives are just soooo supah smaht
Only under the Obama administration, has the assault upon free speech been condoned, from the screeching - now- suspended teacher, to all the so-called ‘annointed/appointed’ elected officials, that have been allowed to forget that they WORK FOR US, IN THEIR STUPOR TO CONTROL US.
This is unconstitutional, and will not stand, because it would be the State of New York attempting to control an international entity. It -used- to be controllable, by the federal government, but when the Clinton administration allowed businesses and BBS’s to purchase charters, it became a cash cow.
I do have ‘old-time’, pre-millenial ID’s, in other web directions. Yet, this ‘wondrous wunderkinder’ administration has brought me to the very place of John Hancock, signing his name in largess, so the king could read his name with ease. Therefore, ‘I yam thats I yam’, and that’s all thats I yam!’
CAN YOU READ THIS, NEW YORK? “NO!”
Just wait until they get around to that pesky Secret Ballot problem.