View Full Version : Apple v Does Appeal Filed

Sun Baked
Mar 23, 2005, 05:27 AM
As expected, the appeal has now been filed.Bloggers File Appeal Over Published Secrets on Apple (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-apple23mar23,1,3482522.story?coll=la-headlines-business)
March 23, 2005
From Associated Press

Three Web bloggers who published secrets about Apple Computer Inc. filed an appeal Tuesday, as expected, arguing that a judge's ruling requiring them to reveal their sources violated the 1st Amendment.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled March 11 that the three online reporters would have to provide the identities of their confidential sources.

Kleinberg said that the bloggers weren't protected by "shield laws" that usually protect journalists, referring to the news they published as "stolen property."

In December, Apple sued 25 unnamed individuals, called "Does" and believed to be Apple employees, who leaked specifications about a product code-named "Asteroid" to Monish Bhatia, Jason O'Grady and another person who writes under the pseudonym Kasper Jade....

Mar 23, 2005, 10:35 AM
Will they just give up and hand over the sources. If this is free speech, then everyone can just tell all the trade secrets that their company has, even though hey signed a NDA, and they wont get in trouble. Just as long as its another person puts it on a web. So, where is the SCO source code then, who wants to tell me and I'll publish it.