Do you agree/disagree with todays TS ruling? (no commentary, just say agree or dis)

Candyfingered

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Do you agree or disagree with the judge's ruling against Think Secret and other rumor sites. And please no commentary, there are plenty of threads already going for that. I just want a vote. Yay or Nay.
 

Candyfingered

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Candyfingered said:
Do you agree or disagree. And please no commentary, there are plenty of threads already going for that. I just want a vote. Yay or Nay.
I agree.
 

Sun Baked

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What ThinkSecret ruling?

Wasn't this a PowerPage/AppleInsider ruling?

ThinkSecret's motion to dismiss hasn't been decided yet, but this doesn't look good for him.

However, since he filed an anti-SLAPP -- he could get the case tossed.

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Which sucks for us, since a law originally designed to protect JoeAverage is taken by the professionals -- and can also be used against JoeAverage in some cases.
 

jim.

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Sun Baked said:
What ThinkSecret ruling?

Wasn't this a PowerPage/AppleInsider ruling?

ThinkSecret's motion to dismiss hasn't been decided yet, but this doesn't look good for him.

However, since he filed an anti-SLAPP -- he could get the case tossed.

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Which sucks for us, since a law originally designed to protect JoeAverage is taken by the professionals -- and can also be used against JoeAverage in some cases.
You're right, nothing on TS yet that I have read, but I think I agree with the logic on the other two blogs as long as it is as obvious as the judge says.

Jim
 

Chaszmyr

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Aug 9, 2002
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Sorry, but I'll keep this as simple as possible.

In the case of completely new products (such as Asteroid) I agree that publishing that kind of data qualifies as theft of trade secrets.

However, when rumor sites post things such as an upcoming 200mhz iMac speedbump, I don't think that qualifies as revealing any sort of significant trade secret.
 

angelneo

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Agreed too. I wonder how the moderators would see this thread, given that they dislike one line comment. :)
 
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