Anonymous web annoyances illegal
There have been a few mentions the past few days of a new US law that contains language that makes it illegal to post annoying Web messages or send annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. There is some uncertainty over exactly what the law means. Strikes me as another sledge-hammer to kill a fly law that has not been well thought out. We chastise countries outside of North America for having draconian laws affecting speech and the Internet, but sometimes the US seems no better.
David Fraser's Canadian Privacy Law Blog has a good list of links to an initial CNet article and various other comments.