Apple claimed the journalists were not entitled to First Amendment protections similar to those afforded to their print counterparts.Read the whole thing.
However, a California court disagreed, ruling against Apple and in favor of the defendants, who were represented by legal counsel from The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Apple was ordered to pay all legal costs associated with the defense, including a 2.2 times multiplier of the actual fees, bringing the total to about $700,000.
Questions to consider:
1. Are all bloggers considered cyber journalists?
2. What are the protections for cyber journalists and bloggers in other parts of the world?