The EFF Disputes the Validity of the Gizmodo Warrant

Matt Zimmerman, EFF:

Under California and federal law, this warrant should never have issued.

By his interpretation of these laws, journalists in California cannot be subject to search warrants no matter what they do — no matter what laws they may break — to obtain the material and information for their reporting. That would certainly be quite a precedent.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010