Apple suspends legal action against three journalists

“Apple has agreed to suspend legal action against three journalists who disclosed advance product information against the company’s wishes, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said yesterday,” Tony Smith reports for The Register. “In December 2004, Apple subpoenaed the three to try to discover the names of individuals who leaked allegedly illegally-obtained information to two news websites. The previous month, PowerPage and AppleInside published stories about ‘Asteroid’, a still-unreleased Apple device for connecting musical instruments to computers.”

Smith reports, “Apple’s legal action also targeted news site MacNN, which hosts AppleInsider. And the company applied for a subpoena against ISP Nfox.com, seeking emails that it believes will identify PowerPage’s sources. But last night the EFF, an internet rights group, said Apple had agreed to suspend the requests… Apple is also suing website Think Secret for publishing details of its Mac Mini product ahead of the compact computer’s introduction in January. The company claims the publication of the leaked information caused it financial injury, and is seeking compensation.”

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