Blogger gets same right speech protections as press

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals In S.F. said that former blogger Cox, deserved a new trail despite the fact she had lost the trail in 2011 were she had made blog posts with allegations accusing attorney Obsidian Finance group of tax fraud. Steven Wilker an attorney for Obsidian stated to the 9th Circuit Court that there was no dispute on Cox’s post being false therefore the Court entitled the same free speech protections as a traditional journalist and ruled that she could not be libel for defamation unless she had acted negligently.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/17/us-usa-blogger-ruling-idUSBREA0G1HI20140117

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