May 25, 2012 11:10 AM Subscribe
Republican-sponsored New York State Assembly bill would ban anonymous online speech.
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"AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting a person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting..." S6779, introduced by Rep. O'Meara, is brief: it establishes "a person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting" as a civil right, and requires that NY-based "Web site administrator[s]" remove any anonymous postings. The summary
of the Assembly bill, A8688, whose text is identical, describes the bill as "a means for the victim of an anonymous
posting on a website to request that such post be removed, unless the anonymous poster is willing to attach his or her name to it."Commentary
from earlier in May by Eugene Volokh
And from Wired.