2017 ORS 44.530¹
Application of ORS 44.520

(1) ORS 44.520 (Limitation on compellable testimony from media persons) applies regardless of whether a person has disclosed elsewhere any of the information or source thereof, or any of the related information.

(2) ORS 44.520 (Limitation on compellable testimony from media persons) continues to apply in relation to any of the information, or source thereof, or any related information, even in the event of subsequent termination of a person’s connection with, employment by or engagement in any medium of communication to the public.

(3) The provisions of ORS 44.520 (Limitation on compellable testimony from media persons) (1) do not apply with respect to the content or source of allegedly defamatory information, in civil action for defamation wherein the defendant asserts a defense based on the content or source of such information. [1973 c.22 §§4,5; 1979 c.820 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Where de­fense was not based on content or source of unpublished in­for­ma­­tion, plaintiff was not entitled to reporter’s notes. McNabb v. Oregonian Publishing Co., 69 Or App 136, 685 P2d 458 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Only with­hold­ing of evidence that is ma­te­ri­al and favorable to crim­i­nal defendant gives rise to claim of viola­tion of Article I, sec­tion 11, compulsory process right. State ex rel Meyers v. Howell, 86 Or App 570, 740 P2d 792 (1987); State v. Pelham, 136 Or App 336, 901 P2d 972 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 44—Witnesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors044.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 44, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano044.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.