House Bill to Protect Bloggers as Journalists

Ars Technica highlights a new amendment to the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 extending source-protection rights to bloggers. Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) has a good reputation among the freedom of information/open access crowd for siding with users. He also sponsored the Fair Use Act of 2007 which would protect libraries and other users of copyrighted materials.

And speaking of open access, a couple quick searches at OpenCongress show that both bills are still in committee. Lobbying time…

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