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Who in the Wiki-Age is a journalist?

San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading advocate for digital rights, ripped into the Senate bill’s definition of a “covered person” as one who “regularly” gathers news or information and a similar House bill’s definition of a “covered” person as one who engages in “journalism” for “financial gain or livelihood.”

Such language “arguably excludes bloggers, freelancers and other non-salaried individuals who practice the craft of journalism and need the most protection,” the EFF argues on its website.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Chicago Tribune
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