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EDITORIAL: Vitriolic words online merit a time out

Somebody said silence is golden.

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Appeals court rules online commenters not protected news sources

Appeals court rules online commenters not protected news sources

INDIANAPOLIS | The identities of anonymous commenters on newspaper websites are not protected under Indiana's journalist Shield Law, and newspapers may be compelled to disclose them under certain circumstances, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

February 21, 2012 1:25 pm Related
PDF: Star v. Miller ruling of Indiana Court of Appeals

PDF: Star v. Miller ruling of Indiana Court of Appeals

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that anonymous online commenters on newspaper websites are not protected sources under the Indiana Shield Law and newspapers may be compelled to identify them under certain circumstances.

February 21, 2012 10:45 am
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