One has to wonder just how this proposed legislation can be reasonably justified:
Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.
The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site. . .
If the bill becomes law, the website operator would have to pay if someone was allowed to post anonymously on their site. The fine would be five-hundred dollars for a first offense and one-thousand dollars for each offense after that.
How can a blog or personal website reasonably be expected to verify the identity of every commentor? Just look at the hassle Jeremy’s been going through over at GoodAsYou because of someone commenting on a blog who left a name and contact information. Boggling.