Monday, March 07, 2005 Is Apple The New Microsoft?

Via C-Net.

An interesting article by Lisa DiCarlo with implications to the growing number of weblogs. Apple Computer is suing three websites to disclose sources on information regarding products that had yet to be announced. Apple claims that the weblogs were not protected by the U.S. Constitution's 1st Ammendment Rights because weblogs weren't legitimate members of the press.

If upheld, the ramifications for the growing number of investigative weblogs are quite severe, at least in America. Of particular interest are weblogs that have been purchased by more commercial and journalistic interests such as Salon, Slate and C-Net.

I'd say "write your congressman!" but that would be horrribly ironic of me, given my views on the Americanisation of Australia. Nevertheless, it is quite scary that anyone could be THAT backwards thinking, especially a company that has done as much for modern computing technology as Apple. Is Apple The New Microsoft?

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