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Warning: clear violation of the community guidlines ensues.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30096

Law would make ISPs responsible for posters

Sue the messenger

By INQUIRER staff: Tuesday 07 March 2006, 08:54

THE STATE of New Jersey is planning a law which makes ISPs liable for any false or defamatory messages posted on public forums they may operate.
The law, which is sponsored by Assemblyman Peter Biondi would require an ISP to "establish, maintain and enforce" a policy requiring posters on "a public forum website... to be identified by legal name and address".

If someone posts something libellous, then the ISP will have to provide a legal name and address of the poster. If it doesn't then the person defamed can sue the ISP instead.

You can read the fine print here.

Absolutely sickening.  Biondi is a Republican - you know, the party that claims to believe in a limited government!

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