Internet repression isn’t only happening in Iran, China and Syria. Italy, over to you:
Though it never made the ‘big’ news, Italy’s latest foray into the blogosphere is indicative of some rather strange thinking from their leaders. Prime Minister Romano Prodi’s undersecretary Franco Levi composed the text to a law that requires anyone with a website or blog to register with the ROC (register of the Communication Authority). Site and blog owners will also be required to submit documentation, pay a tax and provide a letter of intent as to making any money. The law could effectively stifle any blog or other website that does not to the political line or else.