Who's a journalist? Now we know, thanks to Apple

This is a wonderful decision - legal recognition of the fact that publishing is publishing is publishing, regardless of the "professional" or "amateur" nature of the publication. Bloggers can now breathe easier.

On another level, "trade secrets" just received a body blow. Too often that phrase has been used to protect corporate policies and practices that are decidedly in the public interest. While I daresay the judge hasn't exactly declared open seasons on these beasts, he has made it clear that flushing them out is not in itself a crime.

And for that we should all breath a sigh of relief.

Charles Cooper says court decision officially levels the field between mainstream media and bloggers.

(link) [CNET News.com]

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