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Mashable reports blogger hit with whopping civil suit
A significant blow for independent journalists, phototgraphers and videographers; moreover an outrage against those struggling to amass a portfolio worthy of showing to main stream media. It will be interesting to see if any main stream media come to her defense and shame on any who do not.
Mashable reported today that blogger Crystal Cox is not due any protection in a lawsuit filed by Obsidian Finance Group because she is not “affiliated with any newspaper, magazine, periodical, book, pamphlet, news service, wire service, news or feature syndicate, broadcast station or network, or cable television system.” Read the story, caveat emptor.
- Judge Hits Blogger With $2.5 Million Charge for Not Being a Journalist (mashable.com)
- Bloggers cannot enjoy journalists’ legal privileges, says judge (guardian.co.uk)
- ‘Blogger not a journalist’ says Oregon court (go.theregister.com)
- Oregon Blogger’s Fate Could Impact Bloggers Everywhere, Sued for $2.5 Million (blogworld.com)