Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The coming crackdown on blogging?

In a chilling interview on CNET, FEC member Bradley Smith says the FEC is considering regulations that would severely limit the ability of bloggers to exercize their free speech rights, by promoting, or even linking to, political web sites.

Well, maybe. The Commission has not put out any options for consideration yet. But the devil will be in the details. How does the FEC distinguish between political candidate or party Internet expenditures and completely unregulated activity by bloggers, Internet news services, and citizens acting on their own?


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