Apple Computer has decided it is no match for bloggers such as Jason O’Grady (left) of PowerPage.org. The company has thrown in the towel in its attempt to get the legal system to force O’Grady and others to disclose their sources about a new Apple product. This was truly a David-vs-Goliath battle. Early on, Apple got a local judge, Santa Clara County’s James Klineberg (husband of Palo Alto mayor Judy Kleinberg), to order the bloggers to reveal their sources. But the bloggers, with some help from Electronic Frontier Foundation, convinced an appeals court to reverse Kleinberg. Specifically, the appeals court ruled that bloggers enjoyed the same First Amendment protections as other journalists. This week, according to the Mercury News, Apple told the court it would not challenge the appeals court ruling. [PPC May 27: Court allows bloggers to protect sources]

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