Does this blog annoy you? Or for that matter have you ever received an annoying anonymous email or read a comment on a forum that is abusive and not signed with the author's real name?
If so, then you now have a recourse. According to the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act, which President Bush signed into law January 5, anyone who "utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet ... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person ... who receives the communications. ... " has committed a federal crime. The penalties are fines and prison terms up to two years.
My account of the New England Laser Masters was surely annoying to Antony Clay (whose style I was intentionally mocking), Whisperer? was definitely abusive to Steve Cockerill, and I think even Tinkerbell has a case.
Go on. I dare you. Turn me in to the feds.
Let freedom ring.