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This article analyzing the history of journalist shield laws, considering New York law in particular and looking at a proposed federal statute, was first published in the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section's "Bright Ideas" journal (Vol. 22, No. 2) 17 (Fall 2013). The version here is as the article was reprinted in the NY State Bar Association Journal's November / December 2013 edition.

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