CA Ruling in Favor of Bloggers as Journalists

CA Ruling in Favor of Bloggers as Journalists

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"The good news keeps on coming for blogger legal rights. Friday, a California Appeals Court ruled that Apple could not compel several bloggers and website operators to reveal their sources." (more in the Daily Kos)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation led the court battle for the citizen journalists and described the decision in a press release:

In their decision, the judges wrote: "We can think of no workable test or principle that would distinguish ‘legitimate’ from ‘illegitimate’ news. Any attempt by courts to draw such a distinction would imperil a fundamental purpose of the First Amendment, which is to identify the best, most important, and most valuable ideas not by any sociological or economic formula, rule of law, or process of government, but through the rough and tumble competition of the memetic marketplace."