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April 04, 2005

S. F. Supervisor wants Bloggers to register and pay fees

Personal Democracy Forum reports that:

Sophie Maxwell, member of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has filed 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. However, these rules will not apply to any other media, just blogs.

Hat Tip: Freerepublic

One more reason not to live in San Francisco.