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[7]: Pardon?
by macUser on Thu 20th Dec 2007 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pardon?"
macUser
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2006-12-15

Well, it wouldn't be breach of contract either, since you were simply talking to the air left of Thom's head... ;)

In any case... You've got a site inciting employees to "breach" their contracts. They're fair game. If Think Secret were posting stories about Apple's illegal business practices, etc... it would be a different story, but they weren't...

I would feel the same if it were MS, GM, Toyota, or any other company...

The color and specs of the next iPod nano do not impact the public good.

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