BSA, Intel Back Apple trade secret suit

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BSA, Intel Back Apple trade secret suit

Earlier this week, the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Genentech and Intel filed briefs in support of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg’s preliminary ruling that journalists’ Internet service providers can be obligated to identify confidential sources to Apple’s legal counsel in civil discovery.

The legal wrangling stems from a “John Doe” lawsuit filed by Apple against Web sites, including Sean O’Grady’s PowerPage, which provoked Apple after it disclosed the company’s designs for a FireWire-based interface for GarageBand code-named “Asteroid”.

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