Bloggers and online publishers aren't clear on how a proposed press-regulation scheme in Great Britain will affect them, Lisa O'Carroll reports. The proposed law -- which could lead to high libel fines for bloggers -- defines "a website containing news-related material (whether or not related to a newspaper or magazine)" as a "relevant publisher" subject to regulation and orders of damages.
Cabinet member Maria Miller told Parliament "the new rules were designed to protect 'small-scale bloggers,'" O'Carroll writes.
"[I]t is hard to envisage a workable definition of a news site, whether it be by staff numbers, content or location of servers," Ian Dunt writes in politics.co.uk. He also reports that several publishers are considering boycotting the scheme. (more...)