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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I do not like it
by Nephelim on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:53 UTC
Nephelim
Member since:
2006-07-26

I don't know to much of legal issues, but I am afraid that just having a web site that in fact promotes a 100% propietary platform is attacked by the promoted company and compulsed to close the web. It seems stupid to me by Apple, but I am no Apple expert. This just vanish any wish I could have of getting an Apple machine. Finally, free and open source and hardware give us all far more freedom and it will be sooner or later noted by everyone.

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RE: I do not like it
by Joe User on Thu 20th Dec 2007 11:30 in reply to "I do not like it"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

"reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides"

Yeah, right...

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