Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Foggy Blogging Being Flogged

As reported by Slashdot:

"Senator Richard Lugar (R.-Ind.), a co-sponsor to the Free Flow of Information Act 2005, has said that he does not expect bloggers to receive the protections proposed by the shield law under consideration. From the article: 'Are bloggers journalists or some of the commercial businesses that you here would probably not consider real journalists? Probably not, but how do you determine who will be included in this bill?' The bill is supposed to restore the Free Press in the US, Lugar said. But how can that be when there's no definition of 'journalist'?"

I don't consider myself, Think Secret, AppleInsider, or MacMinute; journalists. My only protection, as far as I see it, is the truth. Think Secret is not protected by the constitution ( or the shield law ) because they report corporate trade secrets; which is the traffic of stolen property. It is equated to nothing less than fencing.

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