Italy Proposes Law to Essentially Make Blogging Illegal

The hope of the world is the dissent-tolerating, freedom-loving Europeans. Of course, you aren’t actually going to be allowed to give your own opinion unless you are a “professional journalist”, pay a tax, and be subject to prison for giving those opinions.Sure makes me feel better about Europe.

clipped from www.beppegrillo.it
The Levi-Prodi law lays out
that anyone with a blog or a website has to register it with the ROC, a register of the Communications Authority, produce certificates, pay a tax, even if they provide information without any intention to make money.
the Levi-Prodi law obliges anyone who has a website or a blog to get a publishing company and to have a journalist who is on the register of professionals as the responsible director.
99% would close down.

The lucky 1% still surviving on the Internet according to the Levi-Prodi law would have to respond in the case of the lack of control on defamatory content in accordance with articles 57 and 57 bis of the penal code. Basically almost sure to be in prison.

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