NJ court says shield law doesn't apply to bloggers
Monday, June 6, 2011
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court says bloggers and online posters don't have the same protections for sources as mainstream journalists.
The court ruled Tuesday that New Jersey's shield law for journalists does not apply to online message boards.
The case involved a New Jersey-based software company. Too Much Media sued a Washington state blogger for defamation and wanted her to reveal her sources used on message board posts.