“A California judge is still mulling a decision to make public a video deposition of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, recorded just months before his death in 2011,” Josh Lowensohn reports for The Verge.
“A motion filed by the Associated Press, Bloomberg, and CNN yesterday asked for the tape, a section of which was played during trial last week, to be released. Some 27 minutes of that footage were shown in court last week,” Lowensohn reports. “Despite the potentially beneficial statements made by Jobs in Apple’s defense, the company’s lawyers fought the effort to make it public, saying it was not admitted into evidence as an exhibit, and thus does not fall under a court order that requires each exhibit to be shared with the press.”
“Apple’s lawyer Jonathan Sherman, a partner at law firm Boies, Schiller, and Flexner accused Burke and the media companies of being opportunistic during a hearing in Oakland’s federal court building this evening,” Lowensohn reports. “‘The marginal value of seeing him again, in his black turtleneck — this time very sick — is small,’ Sherman said, contrasting that with high-profile appearances like Apple product releases, and when Jobs stumped for a new campus at a city council meeting in Cupertino. ‘What they they want is a dead man, and they want to show him to the rest of the world, because it’s a judicial record.'”
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