Apple lawyers accuse the media of asking to see ‘a dead man’ in Steve Jobs video testimony

A California judge is still mulling a decision to make public a video deposition of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, recorded just months before his death in 2011. A motion filed by The Associated Press, Bloomberg, and CNN yesterday asked for the tape, a section of which was played during trial last week, to be released. Some 27 minutes of that footage were shown in court last week. Despite the potentially beneficial statements made by Jobs in Apple’s defense, the company’s lawyers fought the effort to make it public, saying it was not admitted into evidence as an exhibit, and thus does not fall under a court order that requires each exhibit to be shared with the press.

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