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  •  IPDI and the Center for Democracy and Technology.. (none)
    Their eleven Principles to help educate the FEC. (This is the "action" link from IDPI's web site )

    Snips:

    " 4. The Federal Election Commission should adopt a presumption against the regulation of election-related speech by individuals on the Internet, and should avoid prophylactic rules aimed at hypothetical or potential harms that could arise in the context of Internet political speech of individuals. Instead, the Commission should limit regulation to those activities where there is a record of demonstrable harms."

    ...

    "5.If in the future evidence arises that individuals' Internet activities are undermining the purpose of the federal campaign finance laws, any resulting regulation should be narrowly tailored and clearly delineated to avoid chilling constitutionally protected speech. The Commission should eschew a legalistic and overly formal approach to the application of campaign finance laws to political speech on the Internet."

    ...

    "6. Ordinary people should be able to broadly engage in volunteer and independent political activity without running afoul of the law or requiring consultation with counsel. The FEC should make clear that such activities are as a general matter beyond the scope of all campaign finance regulation (including disclaimers, thus preserving the right of individuals to engage in anonymous online political speech)."

    And so on.

    "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war."

    by RonV on Thu Jun 02, 2005 at 02:51:46 PM PDT

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