June 03, 2005
Advocacy Group Files Comments on FEC's Proposed Regulation of Internet Speech
"In two sets of comments filed today with the Federal Election Commission, CDT urged the FEC to declare that the online political speech of bloggers and other ordinary citizens is exempt from the burdens of campaign finance laws. CDT submitted its own detailed comments (49 pages, PDF) on the FEC proposals. In addition, working with the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) of George Washington University, CDT submitted a Statement of Principles (15 pages, PDF) on behalf of 1,115 leading organizations, blogs, and individuals. The Principles set out guidelines that the FEC and Congress should follow in applying campaign finance laws to individuals."