Here is a series of posts I responded to on Macrumors.com
Originally Posted by iGary:
...this is nothing more than simple reporting, and is protected free speech. Apple has to prove damages in order to trump the free speech card.
Originally Posted by macnulty:
The judge is accurate in his interpretation of the law. Trade secrets are not public domain and are not protected free speech. There is a right to privacy.
Business plans, schematics, CAD drawings, financial/part detail contracts are NOT speech, they are physical property.
Speech is ONLY speech if it is used to deliver publicly viewable/audible information.
Many have made this point in other discussions about this topic:
Your credit card information is written down - potentially I could get a neighbor of yours to retrieve a credit card statement from your mailbox. So, if I received this information from your neighbor - am I able to publish this information freely on ThinkiGary.com?