Big Brother Watch reports on an exclusion inserted into the legislation 'underpinning' the Royal Charter on press-self regulation. The exclusion tabled a couple of hours ago by Lord Lucas and hopefully to be adopted by the Lords will exclude 'A publisher who does not exceed the definition of a small or medium-sized enterprise.' On Monday, the Lords will vote on the legislation “underpinning” the Royal Charter on press-self regulation...And the Blog Off campaign could use your support:
"A free and open world increasingly depends on a free and open internet. The internet empowers everyone — anyone can blog, create, learn, and share. It is controlled by no one — no single organisation, individual, or government. It connects the world. Today, more than two billion people are online — about a third of the planet."SIGN THE PETITION AND TELL THEM TO BLOG OFF! I even agree with ugly, mouthy, lard-arse Tom Watson and hope the blogosphere remains free for me to call him that; and call Tony Blair the arch vampire, and Gordon Brown every insult under the sun (all richly deserved). Hat-tip Guido.
Update: Sebastian says the same.