http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4435809.stm "The news organisations have now filed a court brief which says they should be allowed to protect their sources. If not, they said, it could make journalists wary of publishing stories which are in the public interest. Sources who give journalists details of corruption or wrongdoing are traditionally protected by law, if the story is in the public's interest. "Recent corporate scandals involving WorldCom, Enron and the tobacco industry all undoubtedly involved the reporting of information that the companies involved would have preferred to remain unknown to the public," said the brief. " How can they compare this to Enron and the tobacco industry? What a joke.