Author Topic: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Read 1241 times)

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No joke - for now.  Virex and Lady Jaye are in serious trouble

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"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006, 12:57 AM »
I'm moving to Mexico.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 12:58 AM »
Mexico will extradite as long as it's not a capital crime.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2006, 12:59 AM »



So Bertha I take it that's you?
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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2006, 12:59 AM »
Crap in a hat. I just stuck this in the Rebelscum thread.
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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2006, 01:00 AM »
How's Aruba this time of year?

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2006, 01:02 AM »
The same as it is every time a year. 

77 degrees and sunny.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2006, 01:10 AM »
How's Aruba this time of year?

Depends on if you're a drunken blonde whore.

Nevermind.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2006, 01:32 AM »
How's Aruba this time of year?

Depends on if you're a drunken blonde whore.

Nevermind.

DOH!

Suddenly the overall usage of USENET drops by 98% and 3 out of 5 forums close shop.

I think it's hilarious that the US wold pass a law with this section in it.  Seriously, who is going to ever enforce this?  And how is it going to be enforced outside the US?  It's just another example of how government has NO comprehension of technology.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2006, 01:37 AM »
Odds are the language 'annoying' will be removed at some point - it's too vague to be enforced to any real degree.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2006, 02:55 AM »
Better change your avatar, Rob.  Quick.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2006, 03:54 AM »
Scum annoys me overall, can't it be removed now?
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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2006, 10:26 AM »
Scum annoys me overall, can't it be removed now?

This is why I voted for this bill.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2006, 05:11 PM »
This might be our only chance to get Greenday101 into prison.

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Re: Annoying someone on the Internet is now a federal crime!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2006, 05:57 PM »
He's just a kid...maybe he'll grow into a better person one day?