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First Kentucky, next…America! Last week, Kentucky state legislator Tim Couch filed a bill to end anonymous internet comments. Here’s some more info from the local ABC News affiliate ACTION NEWS 46 WTVQ out of Lexington:
The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.
Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.
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.
Check out the rest of the piece, and be sure to watch the accompanying video of fingers typing and typing and typing…and then typing some more and then…that’s it. Now that’s some ACTION NEWS!
Gawker reacted quite violently to this idea.