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Did not know if anyone else saw this. It was written about in an issue of *Wired. Link to article below-
1 posted on 05/23/2012 4:50:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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Wired article:

New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech (5/22/12)

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/05/anonymous-online-speech-ban/


2 posted on 05/23/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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New York Legislation Proposed...Bans Anonymous Online Speech; S06779

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.

3 posted on 05/23/2012 4:59:01 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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How about classified ads? Will they now have names attached to them?


4 posted on 05/23/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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This would make a web administrator’s job interesting. Does it apply to websites based in NY only? Any website? What's the enforcement mechanism? How about websites that state they are not to be accessed by NY residents? etc etc. So many questions.
5 posted on 05/23/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by Truth29
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Does this apply to a newspaper’s “anonymous sources”?

“Unnamed Senate staffer”?

“Sources at the Justice Department”

etc, etc, etc?


6 posted on 05/23/2012 5:10:29 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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Good Lord.

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.

7 posted on 05/23/2012 5:21:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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Cool. They would have banned the Federalist papers too.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 6:32:11 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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another push to drive businesses from the state

progressives are just soooo supah smaht


10 posted on 05/23/2012 7:05:09 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Just wait until they get around to that pesky Secret Ballot problem.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 9:45:24 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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