2.Â The operator of any interactive computer service or an Internet service provider shall establish, maintain and enforce a policy to require any information content provider who posts written messages on a public forum website either to be identified by a legal name and address, or to register a legal name and address with the operator of the interactive computer service or the Internet service provider through which the information content provider gains access to the interactive computer service or Internet, as appropriate.
Here is the bill. So I would have to maintain this information and turn it over to the government when requested? I am no legal scholar, and don’t even play one on TV, but this strikes me as someone waaay overstepping the boundaries of government’s purposes. I would hope that Virginia would never even consider legislation like this. Rules are one thing. Government enforcement is another.