Blogging, journalism and the law: linkdump

This week’s big brouhaha in the blawg universe is the dispute between Apple and rumor sites and the resulting issue of what constitutes journalism in the age of the internet and personal publishing.
NY Times: Apple Asks Judge to Order Web Sites to Name Sources
NY Times: At a Suit’s Core: Are Bloggers Reporters, Too?
Politech: A correspondent’s tongue-in-cheek report from Apple hearing
News.com: Apple goes to the source
SF Chronicle: Legal status of bloggers debated
Wired News: SLAPP Fight Over Mac Rumors
EFF: Bloggers As Journalists: Why We Fight Apple’s Subpoenas
Forbes: Is Apple The New Microsoft?
BusinessWeek: Are Bloggers Journalists?
Dan Gillmor: Note to Business Week: Bloggers Aren’t Immune from Libel Law
Scott Rosenberg: Are telephone callers journalists?
Jack Balkin: Should Bloggers Get the Reporter’s Privilege?
Susan Crawford: Apple and bloggers
John Palfrey: Apple and the Does
Ernest Miller: Press Shield Laws Defend Democratic Culture in Trade Secret Cases
Linda L. Berger, Shielding the Unmedia: Using the Process of Journalism to Protect the Journalist’s Privilege in an infinite universe of publication, 39 Houston L. Rev. 1371 (Spring 2003).
Update (3/11)
John Gruber explains why the rumor sites are not the New York Times
Slate’s Jacob Weisberg: Who Is a Journalist? Anybody who wants to be.
SJ Mercury News:
Yes, they’re still journalists

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