Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:22 UTC
Legal As we say in Dutch, de kogel is door de kerk: Think Secret will cease all activities after reaching a settlement with Apple in a lawsuit Apple had filed against the website. In exchange for closing down Think Secret, Nick DePlume, its owner, will not have to reveal its sources to Apple. The press release on the Think Secret website reads: "Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published." My take: I have respect for the way DePlume protected his sources; very commendable. I have, however, little respect for Apple in this case (I have written, rather controversially, about it before), and it just scares the living daylights out of me that a company can exert this much power over independent websites.
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RE: Pardon?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 20th Dec 2007 11:43 UTC in reply to "Pardon?"
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If people from the inside is leaking information to somebody outside, and somebody outside publishes this information then ... the problem is the inside leak and not the outside publisher.

Never should the outside publisher be shut down in any way. Nor forced to publish the source (the person leaking the information, not source as in source code), unless we are talking about knowing who participated in a gangrape, terrorist action, child pornography and stuff like that.

On this one I side with Thom.

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