Apple Threatens To Sue Gawker Media Over Apple Tablet Rumor Contest

James Johnson - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:40 p.m. ET

Anyone who follows Apple product launches will know that the company is extremely guarded about their products and apparently Gawker Media crossed the line this week when they offered $100,000 to the first person who could provide any pictures or videos of the Apple Tablet.

Apple served the company with a cease and desist order which in its basic terms said that asking to knowingly receive trade secrets and then divulging them is against a bunch of California laws, especially when money is paid for those secrets.

The response from Gawker?

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Oh well, you have to do what you have to do: The offer still stands.

Just don’t do anything illegal to get any of the evidence, and use an anonymous mail when sending your pics or video to Gabriel at Gawker. [Gawker]

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Gotta love Nick Denton and his “screw it attitude” for his company, this one could get messy if the device actually ends up in Gawkers hands.


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