→ Amazon to stop paying Minnesota bloggers for sales traffic

Minnesota E-Fairness legislation, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 23 and going into effect July 1, classifies independent bloggers and online reviewers as a physical presence of a business in the state. This means online companies who pay these people to generate new sales must collect tax not just on those sales, but on all sales in the state.

Amazon’s response? They simply cut Minnesota bloggers from their affiliates problem.

You would think state legislatures would have learned the law of unintended consequences by now.