Sources: NY State Senate, AP
quote: Let's get one thing perfectly clear - In the US, you have a Constitutional right to "Free Speech. That means that you can say what you like, as long as it doesn't constitute libel on your part. You do NOT have a Constitutional right to be Anonymous, period! You are responsible for what you say or write, no matter when or where you do it. That's part of being a "responsible adult".
quote: When the Internet started, you sent mail directly between users computers, and you know exactly who was sending the messages you received. As the internet grew, so did the ways of sending and receiving information, and direct transfers of messages was dropped in favor of servers, allowing anonymous messages. That turned the internet into the Electronic Wild West it is today.
quote: Well, just like the Wild West died, the internet version will also die. It's just a matter of time. Part of IPv6 is addressing this, and eventually everyone on the internet will be identified by their IP address.