Summary:

The judge in Apple’s lawsuit against PowerPage, AppleInsider, and Think Secret has refused to protect the sites under California’s “reporter’s shield” law or the First Amendment.

The New York Times is reporting that the judge in Apple’s lawsuit against the PowerPage, AppleInsider, and Think Secret concerning the leaked information about “Asteroid” has sided with Apple and denied the Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s request that PowerPage and AppleInsider be protected under the “reporter’s shield” in the California constitution and the federal First Amendment. Kurt Opsahl, lawyer for the EFF, expressed disappointment at the ruling and said the EFF plans to appeal.

In related news, the EFF issued a press release detailing their plans for the March 4 hearing in the case.

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