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: I think the problem was...
by eggs on Thu 20th Dec 2007 15:12 UTC in reply to "I think the problem was..."
eggs
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2006-01-23

Apple should have done an internal investigation since it is an internal matter.

I am tired of the apologetic apple fans, if this had been Microsoft then everyone would be piling on. If there is the faintest hint of blood in the water near Microsoft everyone is all over it, but we could find out that Steve Jobs has been sacrificing babies on an alter made of iPods and some apple fan would try to rationalize it.

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