Saturday, March 05, 2005

California Judge: Shield Law Protecting Jounalists Doesn't Apply to Bloggers

California has a shield law that protects "journalists" from revealing their sources. In a case involving Apple Computers, the court agreed with Apple's claim that people who publish on web sites are not "legitimate members of the press."

What's scary to me is that if this ruling were to hold up, it's conceivable that some of the free speech protections that people who publish on the web enjoy, could be jeopardized.

Of course, we haven't heard the last of this issue.


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