In "The FlipSide", local blogger Belmont Lay lets loose on local politics, culture and society. To be taken with a pinch of salt and parental permission is advised. In this post, he talks about how to deal with the latest MDA licensing scheme for online news sites.
If you haven't heard, the Media Development Authority of Singapore has come up with a poorly-formulated licensing scheme.
They have demanded that "online news sites" put up a "performance bond" of $50,000 from June 1 and comply within 24 hours to remove content that is found to be in breach of MDA content standards.
Although it has been clarified that blogs are exempted from licensing, this has caused a lot of unhappiness.
A group of bloggers, collectively called Free My Internet, will be organising a protest and online blackout next Saturday, June 8, to protest against what they believe is a clampdown on online speech.
And they want the withdrawal of the licensing scheme.
But what if you are just a regular Internet user, whoRead More »from COMMENT: How to deal with MDA’s licensing scheme