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Some Editing Has Taken Place

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Fuck you too, FTC.

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caitri
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
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I changed the title of my blog and friends' page.

So this week the FTC has announced a new policy to enforce penalties on bloggers who review stuff--basically if you're reviewing something that was sent to you, you should say so; if stuff was sent to you, you should give it back; if stuff isn't given to you, you should day "I'm doing this for free!"

It is obnoxious and insane.

Coverage at The Washington Post and The New York Times.

In theory, after December 1, anytime I recommend anything here ("I really like the Star Trek DVD!" or "I liked the new Buffy graphic novel!") I could be fined $11k unless I explicitly state that I make no money/gains from my reviews, or if I do (HAAAA!) I should say so.

The sleaziest part is that Big Media--NYT, WaPo, other review sources--have no such rules. It's literally singling out bloggers for being non-traditional mediators.
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