An Internet sans anonymous posts?

That's what a Kentucky lawmaker is pushing for in a bill filed last week that would require anyone who contributes to a Web site to register his or her real name, address and e-mail,

A Kentucky lawmaker is pushing for a Web free of anonymous posts through a bill he filed that would require anyone who contributes to a Web site to register his or her real name, address, and e-mail. Under the proposed law, the site operator would be fined for violations, according to a Kentucky TV news site.

The story is from last week, but it was posted on the Drudge Report on Monday and, as a result, is still creating some noise in the blogosphere, particularly given the related First Amendment issues.

Read more from WTVQ.com: "Kentucky lawmaker wants to make anonymous Internet posting illegal"

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