The publisher of Think Secret, who uses the pseudonym Nick dePlume, has made his first comment on Apple’s lawsuit against his rumor site. dePlume told Reuters that Think Secret was confident it was within its rights to publish the material. “We’re confident that Think Secret’s reporting is consistent with the right and privileges granted by the First Amendment,” dePlume said. “The complaint is being reviewed, and Think Secret defers further comment until it has been analyzed.” Apple said in the suit that it is not trying to step on the First Amendment. “Apple does not seek to discourage communication protected by the free-speech guarantees of the United States and California constitutions,” Apple said. “These constitutionally protected freedoms, however, do not extend to defendants’ unlawful practice of misappropriating and disseminating trade secrets acquired through the deliberate violation of known duties of confidentiality.”