Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scope of work

The political sprawl continues, here in the US. Now, the federal government is concerning itself with book blogs. Yes, book blogs. Uncle Sam wants to make sure he's getting his piece of the action here. Monitor, regulate, tax and do it again. This time, it's the Federal Trade Commission.

I'm not even bothering with the details, because I succumb to the temptation to get real negative all too easily where the federal government is involved (i.e. intrudes). Seriously, if the FTC really needs to go here, in this economy, then the money grubbing and power hungry nature of government is transparently obvious. With these clowns, I'm very minimalist. Less is more, baby. However, hit all the bases if you're looking to iron it out.

Now under FTC regulation, by Ken at Neth Space

Federal Trading Commission: Aims for a head shot. Should bloggers beware?, by Harry at Temple Library Reviews

About that FTC guides update that has some in a tizzy, by Larry at OF Blog of the Fallen

FTC Will require bloggers to clearly disclose any freebies, by The Mad Hatter at The Mad Hatter's Book Shelf & Book Review

FTC to Monitor Bloggers?, by Tia Nevitt at Fantasy Debut

Yet Another Post on the New FTC Guidelines, by Kristen at Fantasy Cafe

Smugglers Ponderings: On the FTC Guidelines & The Book Smugglers, by The Book Smugglers

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