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Vernon County e-bullying ban raises questions

8:01 PM, Nov. 18, 2012
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A Wisconsin county has decided to do something about annoying and harassing electronic communications, including email and on social media. It has made them illegal.

The Vernon County Board recently passed an ordinance against sending electronic information "with the intent to annoy, offend, demean, ridicule, degrade, belittle, disparage or humiliate any person and which serves no legitimate purpose."

The ordinance provides for a forfeiture of between $50 and $500, plus prosecution costs, with those "in default of payment" being subject to up to 30 days in jail. ...

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