U.S. CYBERSTALKING LAW CRIMINALIZES “ANNOYANCE”

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act makes it illegal to anonymously annoy people by using a computer, which the lawmakers insist is only meant to be applied to email harassment. But suspicious Internet enthusiasts are concerned the new law could be used for blogs, destroying free speech and shutting down their voices. To study the new US law of Internet Cyberstalking, these questions will be raised: What was the Purpose for this Law? How Does the Law Criminalize Annoyance? How Does the Law Describe Cyberstalking? What Does “Annoy” Mean in This law? Why Are First Amendment People Up in Arms Over the New Law?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What was the Purpose for this Law?
How Does the Law Criminalize Annoyance?
How Does the Law Describe Cyberstalking?
What is the Legal Definition of “Annoy”?
Why Are First Amendment People Up in Arms Over the New Law?

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