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Arizona Aiming to Make Trolling Illegal

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/03/12)
It may soon be illegal to troll in Arizona. Have fun policing that one.
From the ArticleArizona House Bill 2549 passed both legislative houses last Thursday and is now awaiting approval from Arizona's governor Brewer. The statute states that: "It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use any electronic or digital device and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person."

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04:40 PM on 04/03/12
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oh arizona.
04:42 PM on 04/03/12
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This law is stupid. I guess I'm on my way to jail now.
04:42 PM on 04/03/12
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lolwut. It started seeming like a legitimately useful bill until it hit the "obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act" part.
04:44 PM on 04/03/12
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im glad i got to experience the internet glory days 1999-2009*
04:46 PM on 04/03/12
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I would get 20 to life.
04:47 PM on 04/03/12
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Srsly?
05:06 PM on 04/03/12
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...Wow.

Edit: U mad, Zona?
05:06 PM on 04/03/12
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I love Arizona, but I can't stand the people that represent us.

It seems to me that the intent of the bill is to cut down on cyber-bullying and harassment. But in true AZ legislative fashion, they've worded the bill so broadly that it's very open to misinterpretation. Oi.
05:07 PM on 04/03/12
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If only, right?
05:08 PM on 04/03/12
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This actually isn't a bad thing. The problem becoming now that many people are harassing the hell out of people online, but there's not many laws in place making that illegal... As it would be saying it to someone's face (harassment).

So Arizona is making it illegal to harass someone online. That's bad why...? Oh ya! Because we love harassing people online!!
05:10 PM on 04/03/12
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What in the hell is Evan(Splitsecond) ever going to do if it passes? Hahaha.

Also...isn't it my right as an American to use profanity?
05:13 PM on 04/03/12
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This actually isn't a bad thing. The problem becoming now that many people are harassing the hell out of people online, but there's not many laws in place making that illegal... As it would be saying it to someone's face (harassment).

So Arizona is making it illegal to harass someone online. That's bad why...? Oh ya! Because we love harassing people online!!

05:13 PM on 04/03/12
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Not only is Arizona mostly racist, they're also really sensitive apparently.
05:13 PM on 04/03/12
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