Apple attacked over sources row

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Full Article.
     
  2. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    I wonder how different the story would be if it were someone selling State secrets. It always seems there is a double standard: the Govt are entitled to their secrets but not private individuals.
     
  3. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the update.

    This looks like it's going to be an entertaining and enlightening case.

    On the bright side, after the dust has settled, everyone, Apple included, will have a clearer understanding of what their rights are, especially in relation to journalists.
     
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    Since has have journalists been constitutionally protected from revealing their sources?
    http://www.rcfp.org/news/2004/1122inresp.htmlhere
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Since the First Amendment.

    And yes, before you say it, the protections aren't absolute. Journalists have been held in contempt of court and even jailed in some cases, but not in others.
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It seems it all depends on your personal definition of "freedom of the press" I suppose...
     

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