Daily Archives: Friday, 12-Jan-2001

This article, OJR Web Gavel: End of Anonymity Without Liability?, attempts to make the connection between entering a secured, private website (logon/logoff) under false pretenses and viewing a public website as an anonymous visitor. I really don’t see the connection.

As a visitor to a mall, I’m not required to identify who I am to gain entry while as a visitor to a manufacturing facility I may be. As an anonymous visitor to the mall I face no risk of being accussed of trespassing while I could face that risk at the manufacturing facility if they discover I’m not who I claim to be.