"The Federal Election Commission is amending its rules
to include paid advertisements on the Internet in the
definition of public communication. These final
rules implement the recent decision of the U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia in Shays
v. 12 Federal Election Commission, which held that the
previous definition of public communication
impermissibly excluded all Internet communications.
The revised definition of public communication
includes paid Internet advertising placed on another
persons website, but does not encompass any other
form of Internet communication. The Commission is also
repromulgating without change its definition of
generic campaign activity and amending the scope of
its disclaimer regulations, both..."