posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 04:46 PM
Here's another article about the government control of the media, legally.
If media institutions are made tax exempt non-profit orgs., then it will be against the laws of their agreement to criticize the gov'ment just like
"Among the options being discussed: tax law changes that would allow media companies to earn tax credits or become tax-exempt entities, and copyright
law changes that would force search engines and other online aggregrators to compensate media companies for the content they produce.
Also on the table is a proposed change in antitrust rules to allow newspapers to jointly negotiate payments from Web sites that use their content.
The FTC is planning more workshops in the spring to discuss in greater depth the ideas that emerge this week.
Congress has also tried to tackle questions about the future of the media business, particularly print journalism. Last spring, Sen. John Kerry,
D-Mass., held a hearing on the financial troubles facing the newspaper industry. And Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced a bill that would
allow newspapers to restructure as non-profits."