Ninth Circuit of Appeals rules Protection for Bloggers

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On January 24, 2014 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that a former blogger Crystal Cox who was being sued over some allegations she blogged about a former attorney, is indeed protected by the same free speech rights that Journalist and news media receive.
Therefore the lawsuit was found not Liable for defamation unless negligence was found and formed a part into the allegations made. The decision made was found controversial because it delt with free speech, bloggers all around, and their rights. At the time the blog post was created Cox had lost the lawsuit because Obsidian (former attorney) did not have to prove that Cox showed negligence when the lower court ruled that but that changed when The Ninth Circuit Court ruled differently and made a decision based on a precedent that was previously set by the Supreme Court.

http://hothardware.com/News/Supreme-Court-Sets-Precedent-Protecting-Blogger-with-Same-Freedom-of-Speech-Rights-as-Traditional-Press-/#!bxrrx0

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