Interesting Fact # 980 - US Law

Annoying someone via the Internet is a federal crime in the USA.

(Basically anyone posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing their true identity is subject to criminal prosecution which can include stiff fines and two years in prison. It's a bit ambiguous though, I mean what constitutes "annoying"? And I wonder why they felt it was necessary to pass a law that should be covered by simple good manners. I guess it's because so many people hide behind the name "Anonymous" or as I shall now call it "Annoying mouse".)