Friday, October 16, 2009

IAB to FTC: Dump the new blogger rules | Digital Media - CNET News

Maybe this will backfire and advertisers in other media will be held to higher standards as well

"What concerns us the most in these revisions is that the Internet, the cheapest, most widely accessible communications medium ever invented, would have less freedom than other media," IAB president and CEO Randall Rothenberg wrote in an open letter to FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz. "These revisions are punitive to the online world and unfairly distinguish between the same speech, based on the medium in which it is delivered. The practices have long been afforded strong First Amendment protections in traditional media outlets, but the Commission is saying that the same speech deserves fewer Constitutional protections online."

IAB to FTC: Dump the new blogger rules | Digital Media - CNET News

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