Apple Wins Initial Ruling (Officially)
Last week there were early reports that a judge had allowed the subpoena of information from three Mac sites surrounding the leak of a rumored audio product (Asteroid) from Apple.
The official result was delayed until this week.
The final outcome is the same, however. News.com reports that the final ruling came in today. The judge sidestepped the issue of whether or not it was journalism and stated that the information was "stolen property, just as any physical item".
"The bottom line is there is no exception or exemption in either the (Uniform Trade Secrets Act) or the Penal Code for journalists--however defined--or anyone else"