Thursday, May 24, 2012

NY legislature introduces Real Names Internet bill c/o Chinese policy laundry

 c/o Business Insider
"Readers of this blog are already quite familiar with so-called “Real ID” or “Real Name” rules in China. These refer to regulations mandating that certain Net activities, such as posting to and writing comments on a microblog, are only done by folks who have duly signed up with the platform operator using legal ID (i.e. a China ID card).
[Now try] The draft legislation, called the “Internet Protection Act,” is actually the brain child of Republican lawmakers in the New York State legislature." 

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