Monday, March 27, 2006

FEC Won't Regulate Internet Politics

It looks like we're in the clear for now, but let's hope the FEC doesn't have a change of heart down the road:

The Federal Election Commission decided Monday that the nation's new campaign finance law will not apply to most political activity on the Internet.

In a 6-0 vote, the commission decided to regulate only paid political ads placed on another person's Web site.

The decision means that bloggers and online publications will not be covered by provisions of the new election law. Internet bloggers and individuals will therefore be able to use the Internet to attack or support federal candidates without running afoul of campaign spending and contribution limits.

FEC Won't Regulate Internet Politics