And spammers everywhere cackle with glee

From The Register:

 

If you don’t tell the world your email, home address and telephone number you could face a seven-year jail sentence and a $150,000 fine under new legislation that the US Congress is trying to push past today.
(HR
3754
  pdf format)

Senator Lamar Smith of Texas – chairman of the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee – yesterday produced from nowhere extensions to the 1946 Trademark Act that would make giving false contact information for a domain name a civil and criminal offence.

Think about how rich this legislation is going to make the guys
who came up with DomainsbyProxy

In other news, it looks like there’s finally some finger
pointing in the Valerie
Plame case
.  Now, the question becomes are these two tough enough to
take the heat…or will they roll over and implicate Cheney.

Speaking of prosecution, I have got to find time in the next few
days to get pictures and video of the boy online…or my mother is going to go
into overload.  I swear, the woman gets more and more Jewish every
year.  I may have to beg my father to stop taking her to south
Florida.  Oy.

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