Sony Ericsson has issued threats to take legal action against multiple blogs over the leak of the release of the forthcoming P1000 mobile phone.
Weblog Empire, the publisher of the Blog Herald, was also subject to a legal demand that asked that reference to the phone be removed from The Gadget Blog. Strangley the email demanded a removal of the post some 12 hours prior to the email being sent, otherwise Sony Ericsson would reserve its right to sue us. The post at The Gadget Blog refered to a post at the Weblogs Inc., owned uber-gadget blog Engadget, which itself referenced a French speaking mobile phone forum. At the time of writing both Engadget and the source site both displayed details of the phone.
I’ve removedthe image in question from The Gadget Blog but will not be removing the references to the post at Engadget at this stage, as I believe that detailing a report on another site constitutes fair use reporting of third party information ,where as the image may be another matter.
Also at the time of writing 5 other sites referenced the post (according to Feedster) as well in various degrees, given which I’d presume they would have received something similar, as well as Engadget itself. More soon.