This article reviews a recent court decision in Oregon, which held that a blogger, although self-identified as a member of the media, was not covered by a state law protecting the identities of journalists' sources. The article explains how laws such as these combine with Supreme Court jurisprudence to give journalists significant protections from defamation lawsuits, and explains what this decision means for these protections for bloggers.
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Free Speech & Internet Law: Blogger not a journalist says Federal Judge