Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Interesting theory on Apple's anti-blogger lawsuit

Robert Cringely has an interesting theory in the last few paragraphs of his April 28th column on why Apple is taking legal action against three blogs to uncover the source of unreleased product information the bloggers published on their sites. (See my earlier post.)

I'm torn as to how to feel about this. On one hand, I'd be relieved to know that Apple felt obligated to talk tough on intellectual property to look good in the eyes of the music and movie moneygrubbers. On the other hand, I'd be pretty repulsed if it were true because it would mean that a multi-billion dollar company in one of the best phases of its history has to rattle its own user base just to keep the moneygrubbers happy.