March 5, 2005 | By Kurt Opsahl

Forbes on Apple

Forbes asks rhetorically "Is Apple The New Microsoft?" Referencing the Apple v. Does case, Forbes Senior Editor Lisa DiCarlo notes that this "potential threat to First Amendment rights and Apple's crackdown on websites that, in general, love the company and its products" as well as the failure of songs bought from iTunes to "work with music players other than its own ... To some, that might sound like its neighbor to the north."

Forbes also opined that a denial of the journalists' motion for a protective order "will have a chilling and potentially devastating effect on not only blogs, which are growing in stature and prominence, but online media in general."

We agree -- today's online journalists depend on confidential sources to gather news, and their ability to promise confidentiality is essential to the freedom of the press.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Here’s a list of 430 database catalogs from local governments in California collected by our volunteer data hunters https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Aug 29 @ 12:46pm

"Body cameras will never be a cure-all....But if they are to be any help...they must be done right." @ACLU_SoCal http://www.usatoday.com/story...

Aug 29 @ 11:47am

Join us on September 21 for the 25th Annual Pioneer Awards featuring keynote speaker Julia Angwin. #EFFPioneers16 https://www.eff.org/pioneer2016

Aug 29 @ 11:29am
JavaScript license information