Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:36 am

Yep you read that right.

http://www.webpronews.com/rep-couch-fee ... gs-2008-03

Kentucky State Representative, Tim Couch is proposing:

In summary, House Bill 775 would require anyone who wants to leave a comment on a Web site to register their real name, address, and e-mail address with the Web site. They would be expected to use their real name whenever they commented. Web site operators who would not abide by the law would be fined $500 for the first offense and $1,000 for any additional violation.


What a complete idiot I mean that in every sense of the word.


  • First of all the "reason" for this law is to prevent online bullying, e.g if you're using your real name you can be tracked down. Of course now anyone that wishes to find you simply has to put your name in a search engine. :roll:
  • This would be a nightmare and impossible for any website owner to enforce.
  • Lasly there is so many loopholes to get through that those that wanted to be anonymous would be.

End result is the website has a lot of personal data relating to you that it doesn't need. You the honest person is going to abide by this so that personal data is now public and lastly those that intend harm and want to post anonymously will find loopholes to get through the system. This is as bad as COPPA. In brief since I collect an email address for registration COPPA requires me to collect a lot of personal information about anyone under 13 that wishes to use this site so there parent can sign up for them, address, age, etc. This is to Protect their privacy... One of those feel good laws enacted where the legislator was thumping his chest saying how he's going to protect the children when in fact the law does the exact opposite. Public has no clue, they only know Joe Legislator is keeping them safe... :roll:

Don't know where this is going but i can tell you this. If I'm required by Kentucky Law to collect the personal information of the current or future members here from Kentucky I'll have no choice but to not allow anyone from Kentucky to use this site.
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:48 am

If I'm required by Kentucky Law to collect the personal information of the current or future members here from Kentucky I'll have no choice but to not allow anyone from Kentucky to use this site.


Gee, Thanks a lot Richard! I have little to add anyway, guess I could still read the forum though.

I think Rep, Couch is Originally from OHIO, wish he would go back! ( Half way across the river would suit me :lol: .

Another uninformed polititian, they seem to be all over. Do you really think this has any chance at all of passing? I doubt it...

BK
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:56 am

bksaun wrote:Another uninformed polititian, they seem to be all over. Do you really think this has any chance at all of passing? I doubt it...

BK


I doubt it as well, after some further reading it appears he proposed this as symbolic legislation to make a point. I can only assume he was trying to point out how to make a fool of yourself.
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:02 pm

Is this any dumber than ID'ing brass for ammunition? Or Handguns that imprint a shell casing when fired? Welcome to my hell in Konnecticut. (these are proposals now being considered)
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: tvb On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:11 pm

Some jerk in NJ (republican for those who must know) suggested the same thing a few years back. I don't think it made it out of committee nor do I think the sponsor was reelected.
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:22 pm

tvb wrote:Some *censored* in NJ (republican for those who must know) suggested the same thing a few years back. I don't think it made it out of committee nor do I think the sponsor was reelected.


GDamn Republican!! hang that fool. BTW, I'm a Conservative, not a Republican. A supid idea is a stupid idea.
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:09 pm

I think it's a great idea.

-Jim Wilson .. DOB 2/29/71, SSN 142-82-9807, Phone: h 555-5555 c 675-5555, Address 21 main st. Nobull, NY 14542, credit score: 701, Arrested for loitering 5/26/02 pled no contest paid $68 fine. Vehicle info: 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, plate # 254-GHT VIN# ...

The people that even suggest this stuff are probably online predators themselves.
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Re: Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous posting online

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:40 pm

Richard S. wrote:Yep you read that right.

http://www.webpronews.com/rep-couch-fee ... gs-2008-03

Kentucky State Representative, Tim Couch is proposing:

In summary, House Bill 775 would require anyone who wants to leave a comment on a Web site to register their real name, address, and e-mail address with the Web site. They would be expected to use their real name whenever they commented. Web site operators who would not abide by the law would be fined $500 for the first offense and $1,000 for any additional violation.


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While I disagree with his stance on most issues now, a quote from John McCain (I think that's who said it) is fiiting here. He once said something to the affect that when he was a freshman legilator that he was amazed that he actualy had been elected & was in such a high position. After he had been in Congress for a while..............He was amazed that the same could be said of most of his fellow legislators!
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