Do you want censorship with that?

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.

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