Apr 222010
 
 April 22, 2010  Court, Featured News, Online

Following up on a case previously covered (here and here), MaryAnn Spoto reports:

An appellate court ruled today a blogger who wrote about the online pornography industry is not protected under New Jersey’s shield law in a defamation lawsuit brought by a Freehold-based software company.

In a 48-page ruling authored by Appellate Court Judge Anthony Parrillo, the court said Shellee Hale was not working as a journalist or a reporter when she posted comments about Too Much Media LLC to an online website.

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Locascio ruled Hale, who said she intended to publish her findings on her website Pornafia.com, was not a member of the news media because she was not affiliated with a media organization and had not performed roles of a journalist, such as fact-checking.

Read more on NJ.com.

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