It’s illegal to annoy
A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet,you must disclose your identity. Here’s the relevant language.:
“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 title18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
For more details, read: Perspective: Create an e-annoyance, go to jail
So the next time you want to lambaste somebody or rant over some issue over the Internet… do remember to sign off using your name.
PS: Thanks spiderfarmer in whose blog I saw this news first.