FEC Ruling on Blogging and the Internet in politics

Last week the FEC released a ruling on the regulation of blogging and the use of the internet in campaigns. The ruling has beeen seen as largely positive by the political blogging community. Basically it exempts political speech on the internet through blogs and podcasts from spending limits or regulations that apply to campaign spending while regulating paid advertising.

The UPI has a good article about the ruling. I’d love to point you all to the FEC’s website for more information, but 5 minutes of searching there did not turn up any good summary of the new rules. There is not even a press release about the decision. The link above it so the actual meeting where the rules were released and there is an audio file fo the proceedings. Rick Hansen’s Election Law Blog has some coverage and links.

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