HR 3402, Sec. 113
On 5 January, 2006, President George W. Bush signed HR 3402 into law.
Section 113 of this law reads, in part:
.... Whoever ... utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or
other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet ... without
disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person ... who
receives the communications ... shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than
two years, or both."