Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Apr 2006 22:07 UTC
Legal Apple Computer faced tough questioning Thursday in its bid to gain access to electronic records of Mac enthusiast sites that published leaked details of an unreleased product. Although a lower court ruled last year that Apple should be able to gain access to electronic records of the enthusiast sites, a three-judge appeals panel in the State of California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, peppered Apple's lawyer with questions. The judges wanted to know whether the information at issue represented a genuine trade secret as well as whether journalists' right to protect their sources outweigh Apple's right to protect its trade secrets.
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by leech on Thu 20th Apr 2006 23:06 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Hmm, sounds exactly to me like the Cyberpunk novels, where corporations basically make their own laws, and enforce them. Hackers plugging in their neural interfaces to hijack some corporation's IP and sell to the highest bidder. Yup, we're not too far from that very thing. In fact I think we're already there.


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