Apple the Loser in ThinkSecret Settlement?
Terry Gross of Gross & Belsky LLP told Computerworld, "The First Amendment has prevailed and every Internet journalist should feel some strength from what's happened", claiming that it was clear that Apple was going to lose if they continued to pursue the case. Gross goes on to state that it was settled because Nick Ciarelli was ready to move on to other projects after running ThinkSecret for the past 9 years, since age 13.
Gross challenges that he "would have loved for Apple to go forward on this" and that "Apple would have caved."
In an earlier statement to MacRumors, Ciarelli had said "I'm very satisfied with the settlement".