Monday, April 04, 2005

This better be a joke . . .

While the uproar over FEC regulation of blogs turned out to be much ado about nothing, what about this? Look out, San Francisco bloggers!
the San Francisco Board of Supervisors took it up a notch and announced yesterday that it will soon vote on a city ordinance that would require local bloggers to register with the city Ethics Commission and report all blog-related costs that exceed $1,000 in the aggregate.

Blogs that mention candidates for local office that receive more than 500 hits will be forced to pay a registration fee and will be subject to website traffic audits, according to Chad Jacobs, a San Francisco City Attorney.

The entire Board is set to vote on the measure on April 5th, 2005.
UPDATE: Eugene Volokh's analysis of the law can be found here.
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