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21.12.2004

Apple verklagt drei ADC Mitglieder [Update_3]

Wie Reuters berichtet, verklagte Apple drei ADC Mitglieder, die zwei verschiedene Tiger Builds über eine Seite mit BitTorrent-Links verteilten. Nachdem Apple gerade erst aufgrund der breit dargelegten Asteroid Box gegen Unbekannt klagte, ist dies die zweite Klage mit der Apple rigoros versucht, undichte Stellen bei Mitarbeitern und Entwicklern zu stopfen und potenzielle Plaudertaschen abzuschrecken.

"Apple's future operating results and financial condition are substantially dependent on its ability to continue to develop improvements to the Mac OS and related software applications in order to maintain perceived design and functional advantages over competing platforms," the company said in its civil complaint, filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose.


Update: Detail am Rande aus einem CNET Artikel zum Thema:

In the suit, Apple said the tracker on one of the BitTorrent sites indicated that more than 2,500 copies of one Tiger version were downloaded.


Update_2: Der MacObserver liefert zahlreiche Details aus der Klage inklusive Mini-Einführung in BitTorrent (falls nötig):

To that end, Apple told the court that it "is entitled to recover from Defendants the damages sustained as a result of these breached of the Agreements. The amount of such damages cannot be determined at this time, but will be proven at trial.


Update_3: Wie Think Secret berichtet hat Apple inzwischen einen deutlichen Warnhinweis auf den Softwareseiten für Entwickler angebracht:

PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE IS APPLE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. YOUR UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION RELATING TO PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING THE POSTING OF SCREEN SHOTS) MAY SUBJECT YOU TO BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY AND RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF YOUR ADC MEMBERSHIP.

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