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Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers

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by , 04-26-2010 at 12:59 PM (1964 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Here is all the documentation (Jason Chen's personal details are pixelated).

Search Warrant

Inventory of seized material

Gawker's legal response to the police

Jason Chen's account of the events

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  1. crimghost's Avatar
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    This story is popping up everywhere. Does Apple really want this kind of free publicity? Idk. This search seems a major over-reaction to me. He gave the phone back to Apple already. The pictures posted... are water water under the bridge. Also, Chen is a form of journalist. Isn't he protected legally against this kind of harassment? It's the new iPressCharges from Apple.