mcavic - 3:45 pm on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: mcavic at 3:46 pm (utc) on Apr 27, 2010]
If you think this is about theft, you're way off base. This is Apple playing heavy with a blogger who leaked info they didn't like.
Absolutely, it's about theft of intellectual property, which is potentially a more serious crime than theft of physical property.
A while back there was a case where a Coke employee sold secrets to Pepsi, or vice-versa. The judge threw the book at her, saying that that kind of treachery is absolutely not acceptable. This isn't quite the same case, but it demonstrates how serious corporate secrecy is.
[edited by: mcavic at 3:46 pm (utc) on Apr 27, 2010]