The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

FEC Rules Bloggers Are Journalists

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 21, 2005

The Federal Election Commission today issued an advisory opinion that finds the Fired Up
network of blogs qualifies for the 'press exemption' to federal
campaign finance laws. The press exemption, as defined by Congress, is
meant to assure 'the unfettered right of the newspapers, TV networks,
and other media to cover and comment on political campaigns.' The full ruling is available
at the FEC site. A noteworthy passage: '…an entity otherwise eligible
for the press exception would not lose its eligibility merely because
of a lack of objectivity…

Found on Slashdot.


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