legal construction of online journalism

Here is an interesting article about the legal difference between traditional forms of media and new online media. Aparently the right to protect confidential sources is only legally protected in the print media. Apple Computer is trying to get online sites that publish rumours about Apple products to divulge their sources. So it’s not quite as important as protecting government sources but I still think it’s an iteresting illustration of the differences between media. This legal discrepancy will have to be remedied eventually.

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