Blogger Not Protected By Ill. Reporter's Privilege: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- An Illinois state judge ruled Friday that a technology blogger for the website TechnoBuffalo will not be granted reporter's privilege and must hand over information on a confidential source who leaked details about Motorola's Droid Bionic smartphone to the site.

While Judge Michael Panter said questions over who should be granted reporter's privilege under Illinois shield law is “fast evolving," he described the TechnoBuffalo article as an editorial posting that didn't warrant protection under the act. The judge, however, added that the “scope and variety of...
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