Archive for March, 2005

Apple ruling strikes blow to online journalism

From the SMH

A US judge yesterday ordered three independent online reporters
to divulge confidential sources in a lawsuit brought by Apple
Computer Inc, ruling that they were not protected by the First
Amendment because they published trade secrets.

The ruling alarmed speech advocates, who saw the case as a test
of whether people who write for web publications enjoy the same
legal protections as reporters for mainstream publications. Among
those are protections afforded under California’s “shield” law,
which is meant to encourage the publication of information in the
public’s interest.
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IT Journalist Awards

The finalists in the Sun Microsystems IT Journalist awards have been announced, and I’m a finalist in three categories.

Best General Technology Journalist, Best Technology Industry Journalist and Best Gaming Journalist.

Winners will be announced on April 8.

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