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Seven years jail, $150,000 fine if you donít tell the world your email and home address

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Seven years jail, $150,000 fine if you donít tell the world your email and home address

By Kieren McCarthy

Posted: 05/02/2004 at 22:13 GMT

If you don't tell the world your email, home address and telephone number you could face a seven-year jail sentence and a $150,000 fine under new legislation that the US Congress is trying to push past today.

Senator Lamar Smith of Texas - chairman of the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - yesterday produced from nowhere extensions to the 1946 Trademark Act that would make giving false contact information for a domain name a civil and criminal offence.

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