28 November 2006

UK - Voluntary code for blogs 'needed'

Blogs and other internet sites should be covered by a voluntary code of practice similar to that for newspapers in the UK, a conference has been told. Press Complaints Commission director Tim Toulmin said he opposed government regulation of the internet, saying it should a place 'in which views bloom'. But unless there was a voluntary code of conduct there would be no form of redress for people angered at content.