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Judge rules: California shield law protects bloggers
May 28, 2006, 11:40 pm
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This has been much covered already (see the Daily Koz, for example), but for the record, here is the News.com report from May 26.

The appeals court pointedly took issue with Apple’s argument that the Web sites were not legitimate journalistic enterprises. Apple had claimed that the sites were engaged not in “legitimate journalism or news” but instead in “trade secret misappropriation” and copyright violations.

Judge Conrad Rushing of the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, who wrote the opinion, said: “We decline the implicit invitation to embroil ourselves in questions of what constitutes ‘legitimate journalism.'” To do otherwise, Rushing warned, would imperil the very values the First Amendment was intended to protect.

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