SurveyIf mandatory identification was needed for Internet access, effectively quashing anonymous access, I'd feel okay with it
      – BorgClown, 2008-12-06 at 21:08:57   (5 comments)

On 2008-12-06 at 21:11:57, BorgClown wrote...
Several countries are considering measures to make mandatory to reveal your real identity when online. It might be a good thing for crime deterring, but I wouldn't like a world where such a fascist surveillance is enforced. I am used to be reasonably anonymous online.
On 2008-12-07 at 09:54:03, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It is a very silly idea, given that most of the time your identity is irrelevant to the things you're doing - e.g. posting on forums. In the event of a crime taking place, it is already possible for your ISP to provide information about you. But any smart criminal would be largely unaffected by such a change - they'd just use someone else's Internet access, or a false identity in the real world.
On 2008-12-07 at 21:26:26, Thewrit wrote...
if it will affect torrent, then no. else, im ok.
On 2008-12-07 at 22:50:30, BorgClown wrote...
@Thewrit: I bet antipiracy lobbists are among the supporters. Ideally, the spirit is that one becomes totally accountable for what he does on the Internet, because everyone will know who he is IRL.
On 2008-12-07 at 22:50:46, BorgClown wrote...
Pardon my manglish.