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[2]: I think the problem was...
by macUser on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE: I think the problem was..."
macUser
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2006-12-15

So if some company was dumping toxic waste into the water where you lived you'd rather noone at the company breaking their NDA clause rather than knowing about it?

OMG, Apple was dumping TOXIC WASTE?!!! Why Apple why? It's a good thing those moles spoke out!

Oh wait, the moles were divulging super secret product details that could tip the balance with Apple's competitors?

Oh yes, those are the same... The first threatens the public good and the second threatens a private company's bottom line. They're totally the same.

Sorry, but my wanting to know the next color of the Nano isn't part of the public good... Why aren't you whining that the Think Secret guys are keeping the terms of the settlement SECRET?!

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