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Did judge make right ruling in Apple case?

In a decision Friday, the Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled that Apple can subpoena e-mail records of Mac enthusiast site PowerPage in its fight against Web sites that publish leaked product details. Did the judge make the right call?

In a decision Friday, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg ruled that Apple can subpoena e-mail records of Mac enthusiast site PowerPage in its fight against Web sites that publish leaked product details. The case highlights the question of whether bloggers enjoy the same rights as members of the traditional media. It also takes its place as part of a feud over the growing role of blogs in the way news is covered and consumed. Kleinberg skirted this issue entirely and instead ruled in Apple's favor on the assumption that its interests in protecting trade secrets outweigh the public interest in the information. Did he make the right call?