It’s a big day for the UK blogosphere. With the government tabling botched legislation which drags bloggers and small publishers into a regulation system which was designed for media corporations, 3pm is the deadline for the proposals to be amended or withdrawn.
Here is what Tom Watson told LabourList earlier:
“It is clear to all but the very stupid that the new system should only apply to big media -with print operations that might also have a digital presence. Maria Miller should urgently clarify how this will be achieved.”
Reforms providing an arbitration process allowing responsible bloggers to avoid ruinously expensive defamation proceedings could be attractive …
… but trying to shoe-horn much of the internet into a successor to the Press Complaints Commission won’t work.