The San Fransisco Chronicle reports: Governor signs Internet piracy bill / E-mail address required to share movies, music online
Aiding the industry that helped him gain worldwide fame, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Tuesday aimed at discouraging online piracy by requiring anyone disseminating movies or music on the Internet to disclose their e-mail address.
California file sharers who trade songs or films without providing an e- mail address will be guilty of a misdemeanor, under the first-in-the-nation measure that could make it easier for law enforcement to track down people who illegally download copyrighted material.
The bill is SB1506.
Previously: California to force file sharers to wear name tags.