In rendering his decision Judge James Klienberg said, "we can think of no workable test or principle that would distinguish 'legitimate' from 'illegitimate' news. Any attempt by courts to draw such a distinction would imperil a fundamental purpose of the First Amendment, which is to identify the best, most important, and most valuable ideas not by any sociological or economic formula, rule of law, or process of government, but through the rough and tumble competition of the memetic marketplace."
As many regular readers may know, I was sued for an article on this website back in January. In April, I had an injunction hearing ... which I won the decision "to keep the article up".
While I'm happy that this decision will help my case immensely ... I do think that my case is different and that the bloggers in this case should have lost. They were reporting illegal trade secret information that was a direct violation of the Uniform Trade Secret Act.
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