Regulation of New Media Bill

Tom Harris MP has a report on the UK government’s latest legislation on blogging. The most interesting section of the bill concerns the new regulatory body, BlogOff:

‘But by far the most controversial part of the Bill is the section that demands that, from April 2010, every British blogger will have to submit each post for official approval. My main concern is with regard to the turnaround time; the whole point of blogging could be rendered meaningless or at least blunted if we’re unable to respond timeously to current events. Andy [Burnham], however, managed to reassure me and the House that posts will be approved by the new regulatory body, BlogOff, within about 36 hours.’

Read the rest here