Tuesday, April 12, 2005

US Media supporting Internet journalists

Earlier this year, Apple demanded that Internet providers of some online reporters (mainly Apple fan sites) turn over e-mail records to Apple. Apple would then use them to identify leakers of confidential information. Apple won the case and a California Judge (James Kleinberg) stated that reporters who publish confidential company information aren't entitled to protections.

The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Mercury News and others join three online journalists to appeal against Kleinberg's ruling. They consider that, if upheld, the ruling could impair the ability of all journalists to reveal important news, from financial corruption to government cover-ups.

See the Mercury News or CBS News for more information.

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