I am not a lawyer. But I do play one on the weekends.
More importantly, over the years I’ve become intimately familiar with the law as it affects journalists on both sides of the pond. I’ve covered cases like the “trade secrets” disputes between Apple and various news sources, and even had a couple of cases where companies (including one or two very big ones) have wanted to sue me. I’ve learned about this stuff because I’ve had to, in order to avoid ending up in court.
With that in mind, I’ve been looking through the various statutes which might just affect Gizmodo’s legal case over the putative new iPhone.
Fascinating. We’ll have to wait and see how this transpires.