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Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Posted by timothy
from the not-just-register-their-displeasure dept.
Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"
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Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register

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  • by hyades1 (1149581) <hyades1@hotmail.com> on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:18AM (#30638474)

    How many times will "Hubicha Kokov", "Miles O'Toole" and "Leck Depolski" turn up before the scumbag authorities notice something weird? Along with appropriate "catch me if you can" software, of course.

  • Finally (Score:2, Funny)

    by SpaghettiPattern (609814) on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:52AM (#30638602)
    I rejoice to see Belarus coming to sense and to follow the brave example from my country Italy.

    Instantly Belarus will become a culinary heart in the world, it will start producing magnificent sports cars and will have centuries worth of art stored in its churches. Surely it is for that reason they come up with such a law as I cannot see any other symptoms as to why Italy benefits from its laws.

    Belarus has something going for it and they already have a president that challenges the eternal wisdom of our beloved Silvio.
  • Re:D'oh (Score:3, Funny)

    by Thanshin (1188877) on Monday January 04, 2010 @04:13AM (#30638674)

    President Alexander Lukashenko is going a long way towards making identity theft even easier.

    The main reason I read Slashdot is for the instant reality check on news. It relieves me from the need to think; I read the news and right next to it I see the consequences those news will have on the real world.

    Slashdot transforms the need to find the dire consequences of all the events I don't like into the need to check which one of the "end of the world as we know it" scenarios is actually likely. /sarcasm?

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.

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