Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime. !!! Signed into effect http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/01/20060105-3.html President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet, is buried in the so-called Violence against woman and department of justice re authorization. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and two years in prison!! Buried deep in the new law is Sec. 113, an innocuously titled bit called "Preventing Cyberstalking." It rewrites existing telephone harassment law to prohibit anyone from using the Internet "without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy." why should merely annoying someone be illegal? Who decides what's annoying? Our esteemed politicians can't seem to grasp this point, but the First Amendment protects our right to write something that annoys someone else.