Saturday, September 04, 2010

Philadelphia Trying To Require Bloggers To Get A License To Blog - Bad News For Independent News

Google search the key words 'Philadelphia License Bloggers.' The results should make your hair stand on end straghter than close proximity to a Tesla coil.

I wonder if this is how it started with small, independent newspapers and radio and TV stations in the last century? The creeping rise in licensing fees and taxes that drove paper and station owners to sell to larger companies in the beginning. The black hole of the corporate maw is waiting to suck in and crush this new free media. They do not want information to be freely available to the rest of us on the planet, of that you can rest assured.

This is one battle we dare not let them win.

Dan Stafford

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