Comment 29743

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted March 26, 2009 at 08:23:30

So now internet users need to spoof their IP addresses for more than just watching last night's episode of Lost on Hulu. Once again people who really don't understand the internet and new technologies are the ones making laws to regulate them. This Justice genuinely doesn't see a difference between a dynamic IP address stamp on a message board posting and something static, like signing my name on a form. Also, I would be shocked if he had considered any of the points Ryan made, not because he's some evil Big Brother type trying to trample on free expression, but because of simple ignorance of how easy it would be to spoof IPs and use disposable email address. Activists living in countries like China and Iran have to use these tools all the time, I would hope that I never have to start using them just to protect myself from people who disagree with me and who sue just to find out my real name.

Also thanks Ryan for clarifying this site's policies on data gathering and privacy, I'd register if only I could think of a screen name with less than 12 characters.

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