98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced 2/13/2013, by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Internet Posting Removal Act. Provides that a web site
administrator shall, upon request, remove any posted comments posted by an
anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her
name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and
home address are accurate. Effective 90 days after becoming law.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning the internet.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Internet Posting Removal Act.
As used in this Act, the following
words and terms shall have the following meanings:
"Anonymous poster" means any individual who posts a message
on a web site including social networks, blogs, forums, message
boards, or any other discussion site where people can hold
conversations in the form of posted messages.
"Internet" means the global system of interconnected
computer networks that use the Internet Protocol.
"Internet Protocol address" or "IP address" means a
numerical label assigned to each computer or device
participating in a computer network that uses the Internet
Protocol for communication.
"Web site administrator" means any person or entity that is
responsible for maintaining a web site or managing the content
or development of information provided on a web site including
social networks, blogs, forums, message boards, or any other
discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form
of posted messages accessible via a network such as the