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May 20th, 2009

NY Press Shield Law Would Extend to Bloggers (And Define Blogging)

As per the NY Times late this afternoon, New York’s press shield law that protects news reporters from being forced to testify regarding sources would be extended to include bloggers under a new bill.

According to the Times, the bill under consideration would expand the scope of the law to include “journalist bloggers,” with a blog defined as

“a Web site or Web page that contains an online journal containing news, comments and offers hyperlinks provided by the writer.”

I don’t usually use this space to re-post stories without additional commentary — I save that for my Linkworthy posts — but I thought this was sufficiently important. And the lack of time that I have right now prevents me from writing more.

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may 22 roundup
recruiting municipalities to sue: “class-action lawyers target online travel sites” [roger parloff, fortune, earlier]; “new york press shield law would extend to bloggers (and define blogging)” [turkewitz]; keep publishing that paper or
posted by Walter Olson @ May 22, 2009 12:08 AM

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