Court: Bloggers don’t have source protections afforded to traditional media

The New Jersey Supreme Court said a blogger is ‘not protected from revealing her sources.’

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Justices in the Garden State ruled this week that blogger Shellee Hale “is not protected from revealing her sources” for what she posted about a New Jersey software company on another website.

According to the Star-Ledger, the high court decided Hale wrote on nothing more than “an online bulletin board” that’s equivalent to a forum for discussions. For her to keep her sources confidential—a legal right of the media—she would have had to post her comments to an “online site that is similar to traditional news media.”

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