The Big Think

April 3, 2005

Pay to Blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 8:54 pm

The city of San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday whether or not to require registration of bloggers:

Just when you thought the Federal Election Commission had it out for the blogosphere, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors took it up a notch and announced yesterday that it will soon vote on a city ordinance that would require local bloggers to register with the city Ethics Commission and report all blog-related costs that exceed $1,000 in the aggregate.

Blogs that mention candidates for local office that receive more than 500 hits will be forced to pay a registration fee and will be subject to website traffic audits, according to Chad Jacobs, a San Francisco City Attorney.

Free speech is, apparently, not as free as we thought. We don’t need no steenking Bill of Rights!

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