A distinct possibility, according to popular Italian blogger and political activist Beppe Grillo.
Ricardo Franco Levi, a confidante of Prime Minister Romano Prodi, authored a draft law which would mandate all bloggers to register their blogs, pay taxes and submit to government regulation. Italy’s Council of Ministers approved the draft on 12 October.
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.
Besides China, is this happening, or being proposed, anywhere else?