Illinois case greater threat to bloggers seeking protection of shield laws

The Oregon case denying a blogger protection under the state;’s shield is of minor concern writes Eric P. Robinson for the Citizen Media Law Project. A greater threat lies in a recent decision in Illinois.

In that case the Cook County court ruled that an online news source that posted blogs on technology did not qualify as a “news medium” and did not therefore enjoy Illinois reporter’s privilege. -db

From a commentary for the Citizen Media Law Project, January 26, 2012, by Eric P. Robinson.

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