Thursday, January 12, 2006
Am I Annoying You? Yeah? I'd Better Get a Lawyer..
I have just come across an article concerning a brand-new law on which George W. Bush has just bestowed his blessing.
Be Annoying, Go to Jail
I'm hoping this article has somehow simplified the situation, but it sounds like the latest royal decree is telling Americans it will now be illegal to post something on or through the internet using a pseudonym if someone finds your message to be annoying in some way.
Not malicious. Not libelous. Not creepy-homicidal-stalker-ish.
This sounds double plus ungood to me.
I guess if you are American and are planning on making a post to your blog under your blogger name, you better check in with Big Brother first to make sure your thoughts are pure and pleasing to the casual reader.
Or else, before you annoy us all and get hauled off to court, make sure you cordially introduce your true identity. Then...hey... go ahead. Irritate us all you like.
I'm kind of glad I'm Canadian at the moment as Spider Girl is not my real name. Yes, my mummy loves me more than that.
So who decides what's annoying anyway?
Will this be someone's cushy government job to scan the internet?
* employee clicking on random blogs* "Wow, this guy sure is annoying! And him too! Whoa, this person's idea is really rubbing me the wrong way too... Gawd, I LOVE my job!"
Bah! Silly, probably unenforceable, waste-of taxpayers-money-type laws. Now they are annoying.