. . . Monday March 7, 2005

So Sue Me?

Dan Gillmor takes on the Apple case and other recent developments that could threaten bloggers:

Apple Computer’s disgusting attack on three online journalism sites, in a witch hunt to find out who (if anyone) inside the company leaked information about allegedly upcoming products, has taken a nasty turn. Too bad it’s not surprising — and journalists of all kinds should be paying attention.

While you may think that Apple is disgusting (or just short-sighted as there is little doubt that all those Apple rumor sites combine to make a PR machine rivaled only by Paris Hilton’s Sidekick), they pretty much have the right to bring any suit they want if they think it benefits shareholders. The really scary part will be if the courts play along.

Concentration is important!