Saturday, May 27, 2006

Court rules bloggers are covered by reporter's shield law

Wired reports that a California appeals court has ruled that bloggers who published information about upcoming Apple products are protected by California's reporter's shield law.

"We decline the implicit invitation to embroil ourselves in questions of what constitutes 'legitimate journalis(m).' The shield law is intended to protect the gathering and dissemination of news, and that is what petitioners did here," the court wrote.

It's nice to have some good news to report for a change.