Oct 072010
 
 October 7, 2010  Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Adam Bennett reports:

Authorities are investigating whether New Zealand should follow California’s lead and make it a criminal offence to impersonate others including politicians on the internet, notably via Twitter and Facebook.

California has passed legislation making it a crime to “harm, intimidate, threaten or defraud” through the internet or other electronic means. The offence carries a fine of up to US$1000 ($1350), a year in jail or both.

Read more in the New Zealand Herald.

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