March 13, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Coalition Opposes New Jersey Bills That Threaten Anonymity Online

We recently criticized two New Jersey bills that would eliminate online anonymous speech by requiring every Internet service provider, blog, and website that allows reader comments or provides open forums to demand user identification from every participant. Today, a diverse coalition of companies, public interest organizations, and legal scholars, including EFF, craigslist, Public Citizen, the US Internet Industry Association (USIIA), the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and Professors Lyrissa C. Barnett Lidsky and Jennifer M. Urban, sent an open letter today to the bills' authors, urging them to withdraw their support.

The letter can be found here [PDF].


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

2 years ago, millions of Internet users spoke up for strong #NetNeutrality rules to protect the free and open Internet. We can do it again.

Feb 27 @ 1:54pm

A coalition including EFF, @amnesty, and @cendemtech is urging data brokers to commit to respecting human rights. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Feb 27 @ 11:33am

Scholars tell RCEP negotiators they need to be more transparent and treat copyright in a more balanced way. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Feb 24 @ 4:11pm
JavaScript license information