Potentially bad news for bloggers, too, as Apple wins its case against online publication of trade secrets: "Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled that no one has the right to publish information that could have been provided only by someone breaking the law."
So why does the means override the ends here? Because it's online? If Apple's secrets had been leaked to the Times, would that be different?
I don't necessarily think that journalists get to cover their ass unequivocally - but some continuity across media would be great.