Saturday, March 12, 2005

Are Apple bloggers reporters? Dunno.

Update to one of the 'Bloggers v. Journalists' clashes:

Guess we won't know, from the Apple bloggers case. Judge Kleinberg instead "focused on the notion that the published information included trade secrets and was essentially stolen property". Apple's ability to maintain trade secrets prevailed over the public's right to information. And thus, there was no need to decide if bloggers could also be protected from suboenas, because even journalists would be required to disclose their sources.

Appeals are expected.

[Barry, you were right on target... once again.]

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