John Paczkowski

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Time to Lawyer Up, iPhone Prototype Peddler

Who is liable in the iPhone prototype caper? We may soon find out.

The Santa Clara County district attorney’s office is investigating gadget site Gizmodo’s purchase of the device, according to a report by News.com. Sources tell News.com that the effort is being headed up by the office’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team.

According to those sources, investigators are looking at “whether sufficient evidence exists to file criminal charges,” though they did not say who is being targeted–the person who found Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone protoype or Gizmodo, which purchased the device for $5,000 and revealed it to the world, perhaps in violation of California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Gawker Media, which owns Gizmodo, says it hasn’t yet been contacted by law enforcement.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work