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    Technology moves so quickly we can barely keep up, and our legal system moves so slowly it can't keep up with itself. By design, the law is built up over time by court decisions, statutes and regulations. Sometimes even criminal laws are left vague, to be defined case by case. Technology exacerbates the problem of laws so open and vague that they are hard to abide by, to the point that we have all become potential criminals.

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    Sometimes legislators know when they make false distinctions based on technology. An "anti-cyberbullying" proposal is making its way through Congress, prompted by the tragic case of a 13-year-old girl driven to suicide by the mother of a neighbor posing as a teenage boy and posting abusive messages on MySpace. The law would prohibit using the Internet to "coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person." Imagine a law that tried to apply this control of speech to letters, editorials or lobbying.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...IDDLESixthNews

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    Lol. They've got a dossier on everyone here no doubt. California Joe will be the first to be arrested. He's caused substantial emotional distress to scores of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mu-Meson View Post
    Lol. They've got a dossier on everyone here no doubt. California Joe will be the first to be arrested. He's caused substantial emotional distress to scores of people.
    They'll just MIRV Vermont to make sure.....

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    Cyber bullying is a real problem....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-Bundy View Post
    Cyber bullying is a real problem....
    So is the abuse of poorly-written, overly broad laws by the government.

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    we get our civil rights violated on a daily basis many times over, so i don't make us even

    some of use commit more than 3 felonies a day anyway, lol

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    Meh meh meh meh

    Meh meh!

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    Can anyone else see a future with two internets; "certified" and "anon"?

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    Thug life 4ever, yo

    Keep it real

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moechtegern View Post
    Can anyone else see a future with two internets; "certified" and "anon"?
    Google TOR network, I2P, and deep net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moechtegern View Post
    Can anyone else see a future with two internets; "certified" and "anon"?
    certified internet: A HTML page containing the bible.
    Intarwebs: p0rn and MW3

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon View Post
    Meh meh meh meh

    Meh meh!
    couldn't have said it better.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-Bundy View Post
    Cyber bullying is a real problem....
    BS! Do not want to be bullied - do not open the internet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joethesixpack View Post
    BS! Do not want to be bullied - do not open the internet!
    I think with kids in school, the internet bleeds over to real world like the school experience. If it could just stay on the internet, your suggestion would be a answer.
    Last edited by Hollis; 02-20-2012 at 12:02 PM.

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    There are so many laws written everyday that I stopped paying attention....

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