The Federal Trade Commission will try to regulate blogging for the first time, requiring writers on the Web to clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.
The FTC said Monday its commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the final Web guidelines, which had been expected. Violating the rules, which take effect Dec. 1, could bring fines up to $11,000 per violation. Bloggers or advertisers also could face injunctions and be ordered to reimburse consumers for financial losses stemming from inappropriate product reviews.
Fuck you, you damned nanny-state fucks! It's early, I'm fucking tired, and my brain isn't fully functioning yet without coffee, but the FTC can go outside and play hide and go fuck themselves. Go fucking play in traffic. Go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut. Go take a long walk off a short pier. Gah. What's next to be "regulated"? If someone wants to sing the praises of a piece of crap just because the makers of said crap give them money, then fine! Let the stain be on that person. We don't need the government to step in and say "BOO" to anything!
At what point will America finally wake the fuck up and start beating these nanny-statists with steel pipes the way they so deserve to be beaten?