My new Netkwesties column is up. (Warning: in Dutch.) It deals with the matter of the 'Apple bloggers' that are currently appealing a court order to reveal their source for several articles citing confidential information about Apple.
Bottom line of the article: this is a test case for the entire blogosphere. These bloggers have an opportunity to make a stand for civil journalism, namely by not revealing their sources even if the court should order them to. Instead, I argue they should accept any punishment dished out and go to jail, just like any other journalist worth his salt would.
New civil liberties have hardly ever been granted, but many of them can eventually be won.
(Oh, by the way, Babelfish theoretically offers Dutch-English translations, but it will probably just give you a good laugh.)