From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
In a nutshell, the FTC proposal suggests we: * Abridge the freedom of speech and the press by restricting the utterance of facts reported in the news. * Limit the ability of search engines to search news. * License news so you pay when you repeat a fact. * Allow news organizations to collude. * Subsidize some news organizations, and promote non-profit news organizations for good social purposes. * Provide you with a voucher so you can buy non-profit news. * Tax TV, radio, TVs, radios, spectrum, advertising and cell phones. CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW. If any one of these proposals gets into any bill, it is a clear and blatant abridgment of the First Amendment.