O'Grady vs Apple

According to news coverage, a "California appellate court has sided with Web publishers against Apple Computer. In the case, O’Grady v. Apple Computer, Apple had attempted to subpoena emails and other information in an attempt to discover the identity of sources who allegedly leaked information to bloggers. Read more on Online Media Daily. Late last week, a three-judge appellate panel in California disagreed with Apple’s position, ruling that the bloggers were entitled to California’s shield law. ‘The shield law is intended to protect the gathering and dissemination of news, and that is what petitioners did here,’ wrote the court. ‘We can think of no workable test or principle that would distinguish ‘legitimate’ from ‘illegitimate’ news.’"

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