pandora and I have often described bloggers (at least in Delaware) as "pirates."
That outlaw status may soon be very apropos in the UK as Parliament (stung by the phone-hacking scandal) has just passed new laws impinging on press freedom that could eventually take down even bloggers.
(Note to pandora: since Tyler is not posting here on any regular basis, this blog qualifies as a "one-man show," and would theoretically be exempt from joining the state news regulator. But Delawareliberal, on the other hand, would qualify far more quickly.)
Of course, there is no guarantee that everything that happens in the UK will find its way to our shores, but there is generally no shortage of people advocating such causes.