Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 23:08 UTC
Legal A few days ago, technology blog Valleywag's launched its Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt, a sort-of contest in which people with evidence of the existence of Apple's much-rumoured tablet could win large sums of money. Apple apparently wasn't amused, as the company resorted to its usual tactic whenever it doesn't like something in the press: litigation, litigation, litigation.
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letter makes a few assumptions
by TechGeek on Fri 15th Jan 2010 16:50 UTC
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I am not sure how legal that letter really is. While the statutes is states are true, it makes a few assumptions. First, just because I might have evidence of a trade secret, doesn't automatically make it protected. Thats the gotcha for using trade secrets. The only protections on it are the secrecy. What if someone took a picture of an Apple tablet in public? That picture wouldn't be protected. Further, not everyone who may have evidence may have signed an NDA. As such they are not bound by law from talking about what they know. They have to be making these things somewhere don't they? Then there are free speech issues here, which could go either way.

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