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.
Thread beginning with comment 292789
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[7]: Pardon?
by Phloptical on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pardon?"
Phloptical
Member since:
2006-10-10

I don't know about the Netherlands, but an NDA in America is hardly worth the paper it's printed on. In fact, it would be worth more if you'd wipe your ass with it before signing.

Reply Parent Score: 1