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Bloggers have First Amendment protections

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Bloggers have First Amendment protections Empty Bloggers have First Amendment protections

Post by Neno Sat 25 Jan 2014, 10:57 pm

Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections
By Raja, on January 25th, 2014
AP, By Jeff Barnard, January 17

Grants Pass, OR — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by an Oregon bankruptcy trustee against a Montana blogger who wrote online that the court-appointed trustee criminally mishandled a bankruptcy case.

The appeals court ruled that the trustee was not a public figure, which could have invoked an even higher standard of showing the writer acted with malice, but the issue was of public concern, so the negligence standard applied.

Gregg Leslie of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press said the ruling affirms what many have long argued: Standards set by a 1974 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc., apply to everyone, not just journalists.

“It’s not a special right to the news media,” he said. “So it’s a good thing for bloggers and citizen journalists and others.”

Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox

http://agonist.org/court-bloggers-first-amendment-protections/
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Bloggers have First Amendment protections Empty Re: Bloggers have First Amendment protections

Post by Neno Sat 25 Jan 2014, 11:06 pm

bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists
Finally you can feel at ease when commenting
or reporting. I knew this for years but so glad
to show a report on about it, to hell with GURUS!... ;)

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