I'm told there's a tremendous amount [of discussion] going on on the blogs and the Internet.
She apparently hasn't read this discussion herself. She hasn't taken the time to investigate the easily accessible information that her bills would impact. She isn't seeking out pros or cons from the people most immediately affected by and knowledgeable about her proposed legislation.
I wonder what other "hearsay" Senator Turbak Berry has based her blog legislation on.
On the off-chance the good senator from Watertown does check out the Internet to see what all the discussion is really about, here's a brief list of posts on the topic thus far:
- Scott Hudson, "'Words Hurt' Legislation Hurts Everybody," Rant-a-Bit, 2010.02.09
- Ken Blanchard, "Anonymity, and Free Speech, and the American Tradition
- My note to the House State Affairs Committee on HB 1277 and HB 1278
- FBI, Cops, and SD Legislature all want data fishing licenses, nets, and traps
- The problem with the “blogger bills”
- An identity crisishere
- PP Asks, (E)PP Answers: HB 1277 And Anonymous Defamation Lawsuits
- I'm An American, I'm Free, I Can Do Whatever I Want. Right?
- Interesting discussion about the SD Legislature’s proposed defamation laws
- Rep.Brian Gosch responds on HB 1277-1278
- A Threat to Free Speech from the SD Househere)
- Travis Dahle, "Bloggers Unite! My thoughts on HB 1277 & 1278," Badlands Blue, 2010.02.05
- Online nymity
- I don’t feel chilled at all. Or dead. (Yet.)