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The coming crackdown on blogging

by kmarchal / March 3, 2005 10:37 PM PST
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Wondering if
by TONI H / March 3, 2005 10:53 PM PST

CNET personally doesn't advertise a candidate, but forum members post links to their favorite candidate's website or whatever as we do often in SE, will CNET be held accountable for it since they are basically responsible for content?

This could get real messy for CNET....and if restrictions are put on what we can discuss here because of this, discussions will be curtailed sharply. Maybe it would ultimately be a good thing....at least here?

TONI

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It raises other questions for me
by Angeline Booher / March 3, 2005 11:52 PM PST

Having received unsolicited emails I considered venomous, I could accept there being some charges for mass emailing, regardless if they are sent by an exempt newsite or a personal blog.

But I wonder ....

If it is thought that such activities can be spotted, then stopped or charged, why can't they do the same for non-political spammers?

Or is there some number that defines when mass unsolicited emailings become spam?

Angeline


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Governments don't undestand the Internet
by EdH / March 4, 2005 12:15 AM PST

You don't have to BE any particular place, so they can't really legislate against anyone. There will always be a free place that can serve websites and there isn't a thing any gov't can do about it, In fact I predict that as gov'ts try to infringe the Internet more and more places will crop up that will make it possible to defy them.

They ought to just forget about trying to regulating the web.

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Gee regulating BS would be a step upwards
by gearup / March 4, 2005 1:25 AM PST

for some governments. But here the ACLU and other "do gooders" would put thousands of lawyers to work forcing us bystanders to dress for a barrage of BS from all sides!

Boots,(waders) might become de rigeur! Or something like that!

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I thought you meant this Apple case, K:
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 4, 2005 4:52 AM PST
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This is a case of eye for 2 eyes
by kmarchal / March 4, 2005 6:52 AM PST

from what i read of the case.
the kid was wrong, but Apple went to far.
It's funny to read the mac blogs on this case.
you have die hard mac vs die hard mac haters

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It seems to me
by Jerry562 / March 4, 2005 5:57 AM PST

that people (in this country) are dying to regulate the Internet. I wonder if Al Gore foresaw such a thing when he created it. Wink

We have online gambling offshore, kiddie porn online, and the US is going nuts trying to figure out how to make these countries obey thelaws we pass. They really do think that we own the Internet.

Anyone else see that trend?

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(NT) (NT) "imputed" tax?
by Dragon / March 4, 2005 7:56 AM PST
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Press Passes For Bloggers
by kmarchal / March 10, 2005 2:48 AM PST
http://www.kallini.com/index.php?/weblog/press_passes_for_bloggers/
Once again proving that us ?little people? can outmaneuver our own elected officials, Captain Ed has already posted one potential solution to get around Frist Amendment crushing legislation, thanks to a radio show out in Texas.

LoneStarTimes.com is affiliated with KSEV 700 AM, an independently owned talk-radio station in Houston, TX.
As such, we believe that we enjoy the ?broadcast exemption? that prohibits the federal government from regulating our speech in the manner they are proposing for ?mere? citizen bloggers.
While we still need to talk to some sharp lawyers and nail down the details, if these restrictions come to pass, KSEV and LST are committed to working out a legally sound way in which individual bloggers? of every ideological persuasion and partisan affiliation? can somehow register with us and be credentialed as a press representative of KSEV and LST.
Like Raoul Wallenberg handing out passports, we will start issuing press credentials to any blogger that asks for one.
I wouldn?t mind a press pass, myself. I don?t think this is what the (D)s on the
crushing-of-dissent panel had in mind with their blatant attempts to smear crap all over the Consitution. Too bad for them.

They will not silence us. No matter how much paperwork they attempt to bury us under, we will be heard.

Thank you, KSEV. I hope it doesn?t have to come down to this, but thank you.

If you appreciate what this station is doing, hit the link above and leave them a thanks in the comments section.

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Register Here for Your First Amendment Protections

Filed under: General Civil Liberties? Patterico @ 6:36 am
Instapundit reports that a talk-radio station is attempting to get bloggers media credentials, to protect us from campaign finance reform legislation:

While we still need to talk to some sharp lawyers and nail down the details, if these restrictions come to pass, KSEV and LST are committed to working out a legally sound way in which individual bloggers? of every ideological persuasion and partisan affiliation? can somehow register with us and be credentialed as a press representative of KSEV and LST.

Like Raoul Wallenberg handing out passports, we will start issuing press credentials to any blogger that asks for one.

It?s the word ?register? that jumped out at me. I know that, theoretically, we?d be registering with the radio stations and not with the government ? but in reality, this would be registering with the government. For freedom of expression.

To hell with that.

They?ll have to pry this keyboard from my cold dead hands before I am going to ?register? with the government for permission to state my personal views without fear of prosecution
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