Apple Loses Bid to Unmask Bloggers’ Sources

by Ryan Singel and Kevin Poulsen write:

The Sixth District Court of Appeals on Friday roundly rejected Apple’s argument that the bloggers weren’t acting as journalists when they posted internal document about future Apple products. “We decline the implicit invitation to embroil ourselves in questions of what constitutes ‘legitimate journalis(m).’ The shield law is intended to protect the gathering and dissemination of news, and that is what petitioners did here,” the court wrote. [emphasis mine]