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When Jason Chen of Gizmodo received a prototype of the new iPhone 4, he could not have possibly been able to gauge the reaction and the consequences of his actions.
He published a video showing himself with the iPhone 4 before its release along with a full review and breakdown of the phone.
Police kicked down the door to his home and searched every piece of computing equipment they could find, from hard disks all the way down to flash drives.
Questions were raised of Apple's involvement with the lawsuit and the subsequent legal action against Chen, and even whether Chen was protected under freedom of the press rights held in California and the United States.
Apple eventually asked for the phone back, for which Gizmodo and Chen were happy to oblige -- even with the saga that had kicked off in between.