- Apr 12, 2001
SFGate publishes followup to the ongoing Apple lawsuit against leakers of an unreleased product codenamed Asteroid. Apple's lawyers argued that no one had the right to publish trade secrets:
Apple Computer Inc. argued Thursday that neither a journalist nor a blogger has the right to publish a company's trade secrets, in a case that could determine just how much protection publishers -- online or off -- have in the digital age.
The EFF's counter arguement claims that bloggers should protected by the same rights that shield journalists from disclosing a confidential source.
Apple reportedly faced tough questioning by the appellate court about their investigation.
"You don't really claim this is a new technology?" the presiding judge, Conrad Rushing, asked Apple's lawyer. "This [Asteroid] is plugging a guitar into a computer."