In California, a court will soon decide whether bloggers have the same legal protections as journalists under laws that protect reporters from revealing their sources.
In the case, Apple computer has targeted a blogger who reported leaked info about new company products before Apple unveiled the products.
Simply expressing opinions to a tiny audience doesn’t count, says First Amendment specialist Randall Bezanson. If so, “then I’m a journalist when I write a letter to my mother reporting on what I’m doing.” But what if Mom fact-checks and posts the letter on her blog for thousands of people to read? Is she a journalist then? Courts may make the final call.