Saturday, November 05, 2005

US Congress votes to allow regulation of blogs for political content

Interesting development on the blogging side, especially since it has become a politcal force in the US recently:

"After considering the issue for the past year, the United States Federal Election Commission (FEC) has [considered blogs to be covered by campaign finance laws), which constitutes an extension of speech regulation to the Web. The United States Congress considered a measure to block such a policy, but failed to assemble enough yes votes to do so.

The 225-182 vote on the Online Freedom of Speech Actwas numerically in favor of ending the FEC decision, but came up 47 votes short of the necessary two-thirds."

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