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Friday, April 15, 2005

Blawger Amici

Justene Adamec and Jeff Lewis advise:

Today, the Bear Flag League — a coalition of 80 bloggers who are current and former California residents — filed a friend of the court brief with the California Sixth District Court of Appeal in O’Grady v. Superior Court. [...]

The brief filed by the League today urges the Sixth District Court of Appeal to afford these website publishers and all bloggers the same privileges and protection from discovery that traditional print and broadcast journalists enjoy under the United States and California Constitution. Because these website publishers targeted by Apple are engaged in the same news gathering and reporting activities as print journalists, broadcast reporters and Internet bloggers, they have the right to protect their confidential sources and thereby maintain a strong, independent and free press. [...]

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