There was an interesting post on Mashable today about a new law that was just passed in Illinois by the governor Pat Quinn. Basically, it bans sex offenders from using social networking sites. The problem is that social networking is so loosely defined that this could mean any news site or blog. Think about Facebook Connect or anything that shows a profile picture with media links and/or text. In addition, how would this stop a sex offender from using an alias and/or fake name on these sites (if you can even define what these sites are)?
There is some interesting conversation brewing around this one especially around the fact that just by peeing in public you are considered a sex offender in 13 states!