by Mike Masnick
Wed, Sep 22nd 2010 2:29pm
Reader technofear was the first of a few of you to send over variations on the story that Lily Allen is allegedly suing Apple to force the company to help her figure out who hacked into her laptop. At least that's about all I can figure out from the various press reports. I've read about a dozen at this point, and all of them are incredibly vague. There's a hacked laptop. There's a request to Apple, which was refused, and then there was a "lawsuit." While I'm not sure how UK law works on this topic, if it were in the US, it sounds more like a situation where she's seeking someone's IP address, and is filing for a subpoena (or something like it) to compel Apple to reveal certain information which may identify who was involved. That's not quite "suing Apple," but again, the details are vague. It's also not clear what "hacked her laptop" means... or why Apple would have the details. Is there anyone out there who has actual details beyond the absolutely awful press reports?
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