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Publishers weigh in against Apple

Silicon Valley Watcher reports that  Wire services, newspapers and media conglomerates side with bloggers in appeal of Apple decision.

The old bloggers vs journalists debate was turned on its head Saturday when major media corporations and publishers’ associations
filed an amicus brief [PDF] with the Court of Appeals in the Apple v Does case. In their filing, the media companies consistently refer to the websites as "journalists," drawing no distinction between traditonal media and online reporters.

An amicus brief was also filed by associations of Internet service providers.

Signing on to the brief were the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times Communications, San Jose Mercury News, Hearst Corp., (publishers of the San Francisco Chronicle), Copley Press (publishers of the San Diego Union-Tribune), McClatchy Co. (publishers of the Sacramento Bee), and Freedom Communications (publishers of the Orange County Register).

About time too.

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