spymac "legal" request

kishba

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if you read the email spymac got (its on the front page) you will see that it merely asks them to remove it so it doesnt ruin the show...

i think its not to say the iwalk is real and spymac uncovered a secret, but they might get mac fan hopes too high
 

chicagdan

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Jan 3, 2002
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Yes, I agree ... that letter does nothing to refute anything Think Secret wrote today. Personally, I don't think Spymac made up the video, I think Apple leaked it even though they have no plans to release iWalk (at least not in that form.) By sending that letter, they make sure the iWalk hype is only one-day long. I'm surprised they didn't league more phony footage over the weekend.
 

DaveGee

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Jul 25, 2001
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Originally posted by chicagdan
Yes, I agree ... that letter does nothing to refute anything Think Secret wrote today. Personally, I don't think Spymac made up the video, I think Apple leaked it even though they have no plans to release iWalk (at least not in that form.) By sending that letter, they make sure the iWalk hype is only one-day long. I'm surprised they didn't league more phony footage over the weekend.
Did you READ the item Think Secret posted... Let me quote it for you...

"Think Secret has learned from other sources that Apple never made a "legal request" to spymac.com to remove images and QT videos of the iWalk for one simple reason - because the iWalk isn't real and "doesn't even come close to any product Apple may or may not be working on," a source said. Rumors on some Web sites suggest SpyMac.com owner Holger Ehlis deliberatly removed the iWalk story to give it an extra level of belieavability under the guise that spymac.com was asked to remove it. We agree."

Now either SpyMac has forged that legal request or Think Secret is telling or repeating a lie about SpyMac if SpyMac has forged the letter then Think Secret is safe but if SpyMac is telling the truth then I have to doubt everything Think Secret has posted... If they were tricked into thinking SpyMac didn't get the legal request then what else were they tricked about?

You should always keep an open mind...

Dave
 

chicagdan

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Jan 3, 2002
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DaveGee ... even Spymac admits there was no legal request ... the letter came from an Apple employee who said that if the video wasn't removed voluntarily, legal action could be taken. The distinction is important ... having a lawyer threaten Spymac is much more serious than having an unidentified Apple employee (probably in PR) do the threatening.

I also sincerely doubt that anyone is lying ... Think Secret's source is probably a high-level Apple employee while the person who sent the letter to SpyMac is further down the food chain. In other words, Think Secret's source probably wasn't aware of the Spymac letter.

But when it comes down to it ... who cares? Spymac is a useful idiot to Apple. Creating huge expectations before announcements is clearly the way Apple wants to do business these days. We're all playing right into it.
 

dantec

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Nov 6, 2001
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When ThinkSecret...

gets a legal request they report the source... Spymac is just saying they recieved a legal request... I just don't buy it!

Why didn't Spymac show the legal request in the first place???
 

dantec

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Nov 6, 2001
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Maybe...

Spymac is a site owned by Apple, and funnels these rumors to keep us in our imaginative world while Apple pulls the rug under our feet and totally astonishes us!
 
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