Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Will Cursing be outlawed In Arizona?

Arizona House Bill 2549 which is aimed at Online Bullying may cause more harm than good.

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh even says this may cause censorship as he states "...computers used to post Facebook messages or send Twitter messages or post blog items can offend some listeners while persuading and informing others,”.

So while you may just be putting political messages out for your friends somebody may be offended and complain to the police.

The bill states : “It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use any electronic or digital device and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person. It is also unlawful to otherwise disturb by repeated anonymous electronic or digital communications the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person at the place where the communications were received.”

So even with this language you could be even arrested for cursing.

This bill just needs Governor Jan Brewer's signature to become law.

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