First, they made anonymous blog commenting and web posting illegal (along with sending annoying email). Now some legislators want to make anonymous posting on forums illegal!
This bill would require an operator of any interactive computer service or an Internet service provider to establish, maintain and enforce a policy requiring an information content provider who posts messages on a public forum website either to be identified by legal name and address or to register a legal name and address with the operator or provider prior to posting messages on a public forum website.
Pretty soon, 99% of the world’s Web content would be illegal, the way we’re going. Governments will soon start jailing bloggers, comment-authors and forum-posters. Wait, isn’t China already doing that?