Voluntary code for blogs?

Apparetly the issue of whether a voluntary code for blogs or indeed government regulation is required to deal with blogging. According to BBC News online, "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".

This is an issue I discussed on the politics show recently. Unfortunately I don't believe regulation will work with the internet. It is without borders and quite frankly who can police it? Surely the only solution is for self regulation, and for the users of the internet and blogs to police it themselves.

Would I sign up to a voluntary code for blogs – probably. Would I back Government regulation – No.

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