January 25, 2011
New York State Senator Introduces Amendment To Expand Shield Law To Include Bloggers
New York State Senator Thomas Duane has introduced an amendment to the state shield law that would include "those for gain or livelihood," [are] "engaged in gathering, preparing, collecting, writing, editing, filming, taping or photographing of news intended for a newspaper, magazine, news agency, press association [or], wire service or WEB LOG OR other professional medium or agency which has as one of its regular functions the processing and researching of news intended for dissemination to the public; such person shall be someone performing said function either as a regular employee or as one otherwise professionally affiliated for gain or livelihood with such medium of communication."
Senator Duane introduced similar bills in 2007 (Senate Bill 8746) and 2009 (Senate Bill 4642).
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