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[4]: Pardon?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 13:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pardon?"
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Oh, and in regards to third parties; that doesn't legitimise it. Its up to you to confirm whether it is ok to print. Imagine if I started printing private information about you which I found through a third party - what your reaction be?

I'd be pissed off, simply because that is a violation of Dutch privacy laws. However, there is no law that states that information under an NDA between party A and party B cannot be published by party C if overheard.

An NDA applies only to the parties it was signed by. And nobody else.

Edited 2007-12-20 13:47 UTC

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