Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Another Apple censorship attempt

A story in the San Jose Mercury-News details Apple's attempt to play hardball with a publisher.

"John Wiley & Sons, a leading publisher of technology books, said Apple Computer has removed all its titles from the shelves of Apple stores in apparent retaliation for the upcoming publication of a biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The books disappeared from Apple stores last week after a month of increasingly contentious discussions about publication of the book, iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, said author Jeffrey S. Young. The book, co-written with William L. Simon, offers an unflinching account of the rise, fall and rebirth of one of Silicon Valley's most charismatic figures."

While Apple's boycott is no doubt legal, it certainly does not speak well for its support of the American value of free speech.


Comment by Blogger Jim Horning:

See also this commentary.

3:02 PM  
Comment by Blogger Jim Horning:

And this.

9:57 PM  

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