Bad News, Bloggers

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 11, 2005

A federal judge has just ruled that the three Web sites that published leaked information about upcoming Apple Computer products must divulge their sources. It’s a decision that means bloggers and other online writers don’t have the protections of mainstream journalists to protect their sources’ identities. The decision comes at the same time that lawmakers and others are calling for blogs to enjoy traditional press freedoms. But as BWOnline’s Jessi Hempel wrote recently, this could put a chill on a vibrant new medium.

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