Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
This is an interesting proposal, but it wouldn't work. You can't just fine media for getting information like that and it wouldn't be possible to keep it a secret. However, I understand what you are getting at and I support it in theory. I just can't figure out how to make it work.
It works just fine to protect the identity of minors involved in accidents or crimes, the subject still gets reported on, they just omit names and pictures. I don't think it would be popular with the media lobbyists, of course, but let's be real here... These deranged people do public stunts like these for the response.
Make the penalties steep enough and I think it could at least help. It's a very serious issue to me that every single time this happens, we give them exactly what they want. Attention.