assembly Bill A8688

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that a web site administrator shall remove any comments posted upon request unless the poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2012 print number 8688a
Jul 23, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to governmental operations
Oct 27, 2011 referred to governmental operations

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A8688 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L

A8688 - Summary

Provides that a web site administrator shall remove any comments posted upon request unless the poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.

A8688 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8688

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MURRAY, BOYLE, GRAF, MONTESANO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil  rights  law,  in  relation  to  protecting  a
  person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The civil rights law, is amended by adding  a  new  section
79-o to read as follows:
  S  79-O.  ANONYMOUS INTERNET POSTER; RIGHT TO KNOW. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  WORDS  AND  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  ANONYMOUS  POSTER  IS ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO POSTS A MESSAGE ON A WEB
SITE INCLUDING SOCIAL NETWORKS, BLOGS  FORUMS,  MESSAGE  BOARDS  OR  ANY
OTHER DISCUSSION SITE WHERE PEOPLE CAN HOLD CONVERSATIONS IN THE FORM OF
POSTED MESSAGES.
  (B)  "WEB  SITE  ADMINISTRATOR"  MEANS  ANY  PERSON  OR ENTITY THAT IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING A WEB SITE OR MANAGING THE CONTENT OR DEVEL-
OPMENT OF INFORMATION PROVIDED ON A WEB SITE INCLUDING SOCIAL  NETWORKS,
BLOGS  FORUMS,  MESSAGE BOARDS OR ANY OTHER DISCUSSION SITE WHERE PEOPLE
CAN HOLD CONVERSATIONS IN THE FORM OF POSTED MESSAGES, ACCESSIBLE VIA  A
NETWORK SUCH AS THE INTERNET OR A PRIVATE LOCAL AREA NETWORK.
  (C)  "INTERNET"  MEANS  THE  GLOBAL  SYSTEM OF INTERCONNECTED COMPUTER
NETWORKS THAT USE THE INTERNET PROTOCOL.
  (D) "INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS" OR  "IP  ADDRESS"  MEANS  A  NUMERICAL
LABEL  ASSIGNED  TO  EACH COMPUTER OR DEVICE PARTICIPATING IN A COMPUTER
NETWORK THAT USES THE INTERNET PROTOCOL FOR COMMUNICATION.
  2. A WEB SITE ADMINISTRATOR UPON REQUEST  SHALL  REMOVE  ANY  COMMENTS
POSTED  ON HIS OR HER WEB SITE BY AN ANONYMOUS POSTER UNLESS SUCH ANONY-
MOUS POSTER AGREES TO ATTACH HIS OR HER NAME TO THE  POST  AND  CONFIRMS
THAT  HIS  OR HER IP ADDRESS, LEGAL NAME, AND HOME ADDRESS ARE ACCURATE.
ALL WEB SITE ADMINISTRATORS  SHALL  HAVE  A  CONTACT  NUMBER  OR  E-MAIL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13459-02-1

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A8688A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L

A8688A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a web site administrator shall remove any comments posted upon request unless the poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.

A8688A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 8688--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MURRAY, GRAF, MONTESANO, TENNEY, CONTE, DUPREY,
  JOHNS, CALHOUN, CURRAN, CORWIN, SALADINO, McDONOUGH,  HANNA,  RABBITT,
  RA,  JORDAN,  LOSQUADRO, PALMESANO, FRIEND -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. CERETTO, CROUCH, LATIMER, THIELE, WEISENBERG --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations -- recommitted to
  the  Committee  on Governmental Operations in accordance with Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to enacting the Inter-
  net  Protection  Act to protect a person's right to know who is behind
  an anonymous internet posting

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
79-o to read as follows:
  S 79-O. ANONYMOUS INTERNET POSTER; RIGHT TO KNOW. 1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS
USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING  WORDS AND TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "ANONYMOUS POSTER" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO POSTS A MESSAGE  ON  A
WEB  SITE INCLUDING SOCIAL NETWORKS, BLOGS FORUMS, MESSAGE BOARDS OR ANY
OTHER DISCUSSION SITE WHERE PEOPLE CAN HOLD CONVERSATIONS IN THE FORM OF
POSTED MESSAGES.
  (B) "WEB SITE ADMINISTRATOR"  MEANS  ANY  PERSON  OR  ENTITY  THAT  IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING A WEB SITE OR MANAGING THE CONTENT OR DEVEL-
OPMENT  OF INFORMATION PROVIDED ON A WEB SITE INCLUDING SOCIAL NETWORKS,
BLOGS FORUMS, MESSAGE BOARDS OR ANY OTHER DISCUSSION SITE  WHERE  PEOPLE
CAN  HOLD CONVERSATIONS IN THE FORM OF POSTED MESSAGES, ACCESSIBLE VIA A
NETWORK SUCH AS THE INTERNET OR A PRIVATE LOCAL AREA NETWORK,  AND  SUCH
WEB  SITE  IS  HOSTED  ON  A  COMPUTER SERVER OR SERVERS LOCATED IN THIS
STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13459-04-2

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