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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RE[2]: Woodwork squeaks...
by Soulbender on Fri 15th Jan 2010 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Woodwork squeaks..."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Wrong != against the law.

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RE[3]: Woodwork squeaks...
by SReilly on Fri 15th Jan 2010 19:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Woodwork squeaks..."
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2006-12-28

Wrong != against the law.

Although that is very true, it is against contract law to offer an incentive to one party of a contract with the specific intend of getting them to break that contract. Obviously that kind of outcome can only ever be tried as a civil case, unless we are talking about government secrets in wish case it become espionage and/or treason.

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RE[4]: Woodwork squeaks...
by Soulbender on Sat 16th Jan 2010 05:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Woodwork squeaks..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Although that is very true, it is against contract law to offer an incentive to one party of a contract with the specific intend of getting them to break that contract.


No one is asked to violate any contracts though. What is asked for is proof that a certain product exist. If someone chose to violate an NDA to provide this proof that's an issue between that person and the company and does not involve the party asking for proof.

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