Dienstag, Januar 10, 2006

Auslieferung anonymer Trolle?

Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.

In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name.
[News.com], kritisch dazu The Volokh Conspiracy:
Well, there's a hook. It turns out that the statute can only be used when prohibiting the speech would not violate the First Amendment. If speech is protected by the First Amendment, the statute is unconstitutional as applied and the indictment must be dismissed.
Na dann.

1 Kommentar:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Wo genau liegt das Problem ?