Recently, Apple Computer successfully sued a number of “bloggers” running Apple rumor websites, forcing them to divulge their source of leaked Apple information. In this precedent-setting lawsuit, it was determined that posting leaked information was in effect theft of protected trade secrets. This ruling has significant reprecussions beyond leaked rumors and may be a major setback for online journalism.
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I’ll start by summarizing the case as briefly as I can for all of us non-lawyers. Keep in mind that this is designed to just highlight the important points of discussion and is not a comprehensive discussion. In December, several Apple enthusiast online magazines such as AppleInsider and PowerPage published information on Apple's upcoming Firewire audio interface for GarageBand, then codenamed “Asteroid.” The information included a diagram from a confidential Apple slide presentation and contained a list of specifications taken verbatim from the slide. Apple filed a lawsuit against 25 “John Does” for leaking confidential trade secrets and in doing so, violating California’s Uniform Trade Secret Act. ...
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