Jeff Jarvis provides a rundown of the decision by the judge in the case of Apple vs the right of small sites to protect the identity of their sources on a story.
So said the judge in the case:
Unlike the whistleblower who discloses a health, safety or welfare hazard affecting all, or the government employee who reveals mismanagement or worse by our public officials, (the enthusiast sites) are doing nothing more than feeding the public’s insatiable desire for information.
Wow, forget about the question of whether blogs or small publishers have the same rights as journalists. Now publishing a story for information’s sake is also called into question.
If you have a finger and a keyboard, that’s you.