] Civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation
] (EFF) has joined a legal fight between three US online
] journalists and Apple.
] Apple wants the reporters to reveal 20 sources used for
] stories which leaked information about forthcoming
] products, including the Mac Mini.
] The EFF, representing the reporters, has asked
] California's Superior court to stop Apple pursuing the
] It argues that the journalists are protected by the
] American constitution.
] The EFF says the case threatens the basic freedoms of the
] Code-named Asteroid
]Apple is particularly keen to find the source for information about
] an unreleased product code-named Asteroid and has asked the
]journalists' e-mail providers to hand over communications relevant
]"Rather than confronting the issue of reporter's privilege head-on,
] Apple is going to the journalist's ISPs for his e-mails," said EFF
] lawyer Kurt Opsahl.