Crap, do I own a news website?

Censorship for Dummies. Pic by bloggers4ukip.blogspot.com

I have a big problem. I just started this blog and before I could put 3 posts here, there was this bombshell of registration of every “news website”. Getting registered is one thing. But the fee of Rs.100,000 is absurd.

Now, do I need to be worried? I have this crappy blog which I don’t think anyone would care to read. Can a blog be considered a website in the first place?

A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a set of related web pages containing content such as text, images, video, audio, etc. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet address known as a Uniform Resource Locator.(wikipedia)

So technically and logically and in every conceivable way, a blog is certainly a website. So my blog is a website. Oh boy, I’m in trouble now. But the second part of the condition says it should be a “news” website. Is this a news website? See, this is where it is not clearly defined. News is not something absolute. Some news is “news” for someone and the same can be “no news” to others. For example, the first post I’ve put in my blog is a post on a bird. Technically that could be news for someone who is interested in birds. At this point I have to realize that this blog is a “news website”, at least for some people. Crap!

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5 thoughts on “Crap, do I own a news website?

  1. Frank Booth says:

    Yeah bro. Pay the 100k! For a website. The politicos in this country is just unbelievable and utterly illiterate. It’s not even funny anymore.

  2. Couldn’t agree more. This is the first step of censoring all online media in this country. Initially it will be aimed at the hard hitting websites. But since, news is a loosely defined concept (like you have described) it could be applied to any Blog. Even extend it to micro-Blogging as well.

  3. […] this is certainly NEWS and makes my blog (errr… website) a “news […]

  4. […] Thoughtful Kani writes: Getting registered is one thing. But the fee of Rs.100,000 is absurd. […]

  5. […] Thoughtful Kani writes: Getting registered is one thing. But the fee of Rs.100,000 is absurd. […]

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