The judge said that Apple can go ahead and obtain records from Nfox, the e-mail service provider to Mac enthusiast site PowerPage. In the ruling, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg ruled that Apple’s interests in protecting its trade secrets outweighed the public interest in the information.
Choice quote from the judge:
“But an interested public is not the same as the public interest.”
And I can’t believe CNet is still calling them “fan sites”.
[Update: CNet has made the full ruling available for download in Microsoft Word format here. Even better, The Mac Observer has it as a PDF.]
★ Friday, 11 March 2005