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Lawmakers Are Idiots, Exhibit 3812

A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make anonymous Internet posting illegal. And the fines are $500 for the first offense, $1000 for each after that, levied towards the Website operator.

This site currently has 14,695 comments (which is a small amount compared to a site like Fark -- which is based in Kentucky -- that has millions), and I'd say a third of those are anonymous (as I believe on a site like mine, it fosters discussion and I believe in First Amendment rights in that regard). So if this law passed, I'd be responsible for about $4,898,000.

Needless to say, the bill would be hard to enforce, but I can't say that I'd enjoy getting a bill for nearly $5 million.

Posted by Jake on 03/10/08 @ 09:54 AM
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