A California Court of Appeal ruled in favor of online journalists, holding that they have the same rights as other journalists. The Court ruled in favor of Jason D. O’Grady’s PowerPage and AppleInsider by overturning a trial court ruling requiring them to hand over confidential communications to Apple Computer regarding their publishing information about upcoming Apple products. You can read (a lot) more about this case at the Electronic Frontier Foundation Web Site’s resource page, including the full text of the opinion, as well as briefs and real audio of the oral argument. And you can read about the on the blogosphere from Eugene Volokh, Denise Howell, Bob Ambrogi and defendant Jason D. O’Grady.
You can also read the O’Grady, et al. v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County opinion on the California Courts Web site.
Peace – Tim