Has MR ever gotten into any legal trouble w/ Apple?

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  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I was wondering... because you guys seem to cover yourselves pretty well (saying stuff like "this is unconfirmed," etc.) but still, has Apple ever gone after you (MR)?
     
  2. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    MR has always been a site that consolidated all the rumors, news and information from other sources, which I should think is pretty safe on the legal side. Maybe the moderaters can shed some light if MR has ever received any letters or email from apple.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Before I was a moderator, we got an exclusive with the PowerMac G5 the night before they were revealed but I don't believe there was any backlash from that for MR though the person managing Apple's website ended up looking for work.

    I remember a thing or two being removed along the way, so it's certainly possible that Apple has contacted Arn about them.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    MacRumors has been requested to remove certain images that were made available with news articles after being posted on other websites, and MacRumors did remove them. But this has not happened in quite some time.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Can we ask which ones? Assuming they were a long time ago, I guess the actual products have been released by now. :)
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I thought that the images of the MacBook Pro's magsafe connector were removed? Or did MR never host those images from that one person's site? :confused:
     
  7. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm, interesting. it seems like Apple is more interested in going after the people who leaked the info in the first place.
     
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Those were on Flickr, and the interested party took them off himself at their request.
     
  9. Takumi macrumors regular

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    since much of the content posted on this site is posted by random users "x" world wide, there would be limited avenues for Apple coperate to act upon, save polite requests.

    Just my view

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  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    This probably helps to keep MR out of trouble with Apple.
     
  11. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Interesting, that means i should take the rumors more serious.


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  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, maybe... ;) :)
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Exactly. Once published, only the initial publisher is liable for trade secret law violations. Secondary publishers (MR etc.) can't be held responsible for it.


    Totally OT edit: I think this was my 5000th post. I finally got a PPC! :D
     
  14. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 68040

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    iWalk was NOT removed at Apple's request.

    We've gotten Cease and Desists for various things over the years. At one point, a user posted images of an unreleased PowerMac and we got subpoena'd over that.

    Other than that, no direct legal action.

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  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Sorry, my mistake about the iWalk story. That was a case where SpyMac claimed they were asked to remove pictures.

    And it had nothing to do with these iWalks! :)
     
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