Saturday, January 20, 2007

Lobbyist Bill Rejected in Senate

A few days ago news surfaced that bloggers who addressed greater than 500 readers on political issues may have to register as a lobbyist. This unwelcome news concerned many bloggers who, although their blogs were not necessarily about politics they had discussed in passing or supported a candidate, felt they too may have to register.

Well the issue has been laid to rest. Web Pro News is reporting that the Senate shot down the bill. Bloggers rejoice! You are free from political legislation for now. The bill still passed minus a section that stated grassroot causes, including blogs, must register as lobbyists or face up to 10 years in jail. At least the Senate got this one right.

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