Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The FTC to Clamp Down On Bloggers

So it begins: the Federal Trade Commission will now regulate bloggers to the extent that bloggers will soon be required to state whether they are on the payroll of any product they review. I wonder if the same rules will apply to "grassroots" political supporters--e.g., when you start blathering about the evils of Limbaugh or Obama, will you have to admit that you're also working for some political organization? The slope is slippery indeed, depending on how civil courts and regulators decide to interpret this rule.

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