Mercury News: Apple should think differently about suit

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Date: Friday, March 11th, 2005, 15:36
Category: Opinion

An article in today’s Mercury News by Mike Langberg is worth a read.

An open letter to Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer:
Dear Steve,
I urge you to Think Different in your attitude toward Web sites that publish leaked information on Apple’s upcoming products.
I’m not going to repeat at length the now-familiar argument that Apple’s legal action against three sites — Apple Insider, PowerPage and ThinkSecret — to pay damages and reveal confidential sources is wrong from a free-speech perspective.
I strongly believe online journalists, including bloggers, deserve the same First Amendment protections as print and broadcast journalists, but you would hardly expect me to feel any other way.
Instead, I want to make a dollars-and-cents argument for backing down.

Read the rest of Mike’s letter at MercuryNews.com.


An article in today’s Mercury News by Mike Langberg is worth a read.

An open letter to Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer:
Dear Steve,
I urge you to Think Different in your attitude toward Web sites that publish leaked information on Apple’s upcoming products.
I’m not going to repeat at length the now-familiar argument that Apple’s legal action against three sites — Apple Insider, PowerPage and ThinkSecret — to pay damages and reveal confidential sources is wrong from a free-speech perspective.
I strongly believe online journalists, including bloggers, deserve the same First Amendment protections as print and broadcast journalists, but you would hardly expect me to feel any other way.
Instead, I want to make a dollars-and-cents argument for backing down.

Read the rest of Mike’s letter at MercuryNews.com.

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