Following the Apple suit, it seems american judges see this the same way.
What can be done? Would it be possible to register some kind of corporate shell that could issue press passes to bloggers? What’s the legal status about a press pass anyway – do I have to be accredited or something?
The german society for journalists lists several possible criteria and say that “the sum of objective evidence must show the sole or substantial journalistic activity”. They also suppose you work under some kind of corporate umbrella, which they require you to prove.
Well, that leaves room for interpretaion, doesn’t it? Is anyone going to try to be accredited as a blogger?
How does it work in other countries – as I blog in english, would it be possible to get an english, US or irish press pass?