Freitag, Oktober 05, 2007

Bloggers Might Gain Protection Through Free Flow of Information Act

via Andy Angelos on mashable

"The bill still does not explicitly define blogging as a distinct industry, but instead lumps the practice into an ambiguous category of professionals who engage in “the regular gathering, preparing, collecting, photographing, recording, writing, editing, or publishing or news.”

A suggested clarification is to protect only those who derive “financial gain or livelihood” from chronicling news. So any blogger with an ad platform is protected from revealing sources - a scary proposition for some politicians, especially during election years ..." more