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FEC issues draft rules on blogging & politics

Over at CNET.com, Declan McCullough covers the late-Friday release of the nearly-final FEC regulations on blogging and political activity.

Here at P&T, we haven't had a chance to review things closely just yet - but wanted to point you to the draft rules right away. Declan's view:

If the regulations are approved by the FEC at its meeting on Monday, they will represent a substantial change from a far more aggressive version of the regulations seen by CNET News.com last year. An outcry from bloggers and even members of Congress appears to have caused FEC lawyers--who are under court order to regulate the Internet--to rethink the rules and adopt a more laissez-faire approach.

We're going to dig in to the final rules -- expected in a vote Monday -- and report back to you by the end of the month. If you want the full 96-page PDF, download it here.

(Hat tip to Atari Democrat.)

Posted on March 26, 2006 in
legal stuff.