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 sean batten on Fri 21st Apr 2006 14:00 UTC
sean batten
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2005-07-06

It's interesting that Apple is quick to go after people that leak it's secrets, presumably after signing sort form of NDA, and yet after agreeing with the Beatles not to enter into the music industry back in 1991 they did anyway..!

Now in court they're trying to split hairs over the legality of their agreement by claiming they're just a "distribution mechanism". Perhaps Steve and co. should focus on trying to follow the agreements Apple has signed up to before they start trying to hunt down people who they claim have broken theirs..!

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