It's not just happening in California or to Ken Rockwell. Now folks who blog in Singapore will have to declare whatever gifts they got (even if it seems trival) to Media Development Authority. I don't know if gifts are taxable. So be careful in your blogs especially if you have the habit of saying things like "the bokeh in EF 135mm f/2 USM is the best class in all other lenses I'd tried" or "the AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED has the best MTF against it's competitors".
I guess personal opinions will cost a lot more inconveniences nowadays.
http://digital.asiaone.com/Digital/N...12-173058.htmlBloggers who get gifts or money may have to own up
Mon, Oct 12, 2009
The Straits Times
by Chua Hian Hou
BLOGGERS and users of other new media may soon have to say so upfront if they receive gifts or money for their write-ups.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has said it is looking at stricter disclosure rules.
Its deputy director for development policy, Ms Yuvarani Thangavelu, says such regulations will protect consumers by enabling them to make an informed assessment about what they read.