Apple Threatens To Sue Gawker Media Over Apple Tablet Rumor Contest

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?

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]

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.