Apple's Shody 'Investigating' in Asteroid Case (Updated)

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Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2005, 12:43
Category: News

Readers of this site know that Apple issued a subpoena to our ISP in an attempt to stomp on the First Ammendment and force us to reveal sources for our articles on Apple’s Firewire Interface for Garage Band, code-named “Asteroid.” Our counsel, the Electronic Frontier Foudation (EFF), has recently unsealed documents in the case indicating that Apple’s overly zealously lawyers decided to sue first and ask questions later.

“The unsealed documents, filed late last week, allow the public to see that Apple failed to conduct an exhaustive investigation. It never took depositions, never issued subpoenas (other than to the journalists), and never asked for signed declarations or information under oath from its own employees.”

Don’t take my word for it though, check out what the other sites are saying:
- Apple failed to do due diligence in trade secret case (ArsTechnica)
- Unsealed Court docs reveal Apple never investigated (MacNN)
- Apple Fails Due Diligence in Trade Secret Case (Slashdot)
- Documents reveal Apple never conducted internal investigation (MacDailyNews)
- Apple fails to meet First Amendment requirements in case against (Macsimum News)
- Apple Suffers Setback in Suit vs. Does (MacNewsWorld)
Instead of filing frivilous lawsuits against its biggest supporters Apple should focus more on getting their Intel PowerBook out the door before the likes of Sony and Fujitsu eat their lunch in the notebook computer market.
Read more at the EFF’s Apple v. Does page…


Readers of this site know that Apple issued a subpoena to our ISP in an attempt to stomp on the First Ammendment and force us to reveal sources for our articles on Apple’s Firewire Interface for Garage Band, code-named “Asteroid.” Our counsel, the Electronic Frontier Foudation (EFF), has recently unsealed documents in the case indicating that Apple’s overly zealously lawyers decided to sue first and ask questions later.

“The unsealed documents, filed late last week, allow the public to see that Apple failed to conduct an exhaustive investigation. It never took depositions, never issued subpoenas (other than to the journalists), and never asked for signed declarations or information under oath from its own employees.”

Don’t take my word for it though, check out what the other sites are saying:
- Apple failed to do due diligence in trade secret case (ArsTechnica)
- Unsealed Court docs reveal Apple never investigated (MacNN)
- Apple Fails Due Diligence in Trade Secret Case (Slashdot)
- Documents reveal Apple never conducted internal investigation (MacDailyNews)
- Apple fails to meet First Amendment requirements in case against (Macsimum News)
- Apple Suffers Setback in Suit vs. Does (MacNewsWorld)
Instead of filing frivilous lawsuits against its biggest supporters Apple should focus more on getting their Intel PowerBook out the door before the likes of Sony and Fujitsu eat their lunch in the notebook computer market.
Read more at the EFF’s Apple v. Does page…

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