Wired: Much of the news and blog coverage surrounding the Apple Computer
lawsuit has centered on the rights of bloggers versus those of
professional journalists. While this is certainly an issue worth
exploring, and something the courts will no doubt face in the coming
years, this is not what the Apple suit is about…
What it really comes down to, however, is what exactly defines a trade secret, which is what Apple contends was stolen and leaked to three online Mac-centric zines. And whether you are a reporter, essayist, blogger or pamphleteer, judges have shown that they are more interested in promoting business opportunities than protecting the rights of journalists. In the Apple case, it doesn’t matter whether you are a Joe Blogger or a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. The results would have been the same.