Journalists Appeal to Apple CEO on Behalf of Chinese Reporters

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Date: Tuesday, August 29th, 2006, 23:17
Category: Legal

The Reporters Without Borders organization has sent a letter to Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs asking him to implore iPod supplier Foxconn to drop a lawsuit against two Chinese journalists who wrote an article critical of working conditions at a Foxconn Electronics factory.

Wang You and Weng Bao of China Business News have been hit with a libel suit filed by Foxconn after they wrote a story critical of working conditions at a Foxconn plant where iPods are manufactured.

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Apple Drops Asteroid Action

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Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2006, 12:28
Category: Legal

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Apple has decided to drop its contentious case against online news journalists at Apple Insider and O’Grady’s PowerPage. The company has decided not to appeal against the recent judgement in the case which favoured the US writers.

Macworld UK – Apple drops Asteroid action

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Apple Removes the Word “Lap” From Web Site

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Date: Monday, June 26th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Legal

AppleDefects.com has the scoop on Apple’s further expunging the word “lap” from marketing materials for their “notebooks.”

Do you remember our story last week regarding Apple’s hypocritical marketing and website suggesting to use the MacBook on your lap? Here is a clip from their Student Orientation site to refresh your memory:

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Well, they no longer have the “On your lap” suggestion. Instead it has
been changed to the more vague, but less condemning “Anywhere you want”…

AppleDefects.com > Apple Covers Up “Lap” Suggestion

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FEC Rules Bloggers Are Journalists

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Date: Friday, November 18th, 2005, 11:15
Category: Legal

The Lot 49 blog reports that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has ruled that bloggers are journalists. The ruling reports:

The Fired Up network of blogs qualifies for the “press exemption” to federal campaign finance laws. The press exemption, as defined by Congress, is meant to assure “the unfettered right of the newspapers, TV networks, and other media to cover and comment on political campaigns.

(Thanks Gabbr).

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