Friday, March 04, 2005

Blogging isn't "legitimate" journalism?

Apple 1, bloggers 0
Apple's argument

Apple maintains that disclosures about an unreleased product, code-named "Asteroid," constituted a trade secret violation. The company asked the court to force the Web sites to identify the source of the leaks.

In its court filings, Apple argued that neither the free speech protections of the United States Constitution nor the California Shield Law, which protects journalists from revealing their sources, applies to the Web sites. The company said such protections apply only to "legitimate members of the press.''
Hat tip. How Appealing