ThinkSecret Gets Legal Representation
ThinkSecret posted that Terry Gross of Gross & Belsky LLP will provide legal representation for the rumor site.
"Think Secret's reporting is protected by the First Amendment," Gross said. "The Supreme Court has said that a journalist cannot be held liable for publishing information that the journalist obtained lawfully. Think Secret has not used any improper newsgathering techniques. We will be filing a motion asking the Court to dismiss this case immediately on First Amendment grounds under a California statute which weeds out meritless claims that threaten First Amendment rights."
Apple filed suit against ThinkSecret earlier this month for a series of stories it had posted, claiming that ThinkSecret had obtained information illegally.
The outcome of this case will certainly have effects on the Mac Rumor web.