"Unfortunately, an early prototype made its way to someone that wasn’t supposed to have it, and his early first impressions of the device and its software spread like wildfire..."
"...However, whilst we are determined to protect our intellectual property and maintain the surprise when a shiny new gadget is introduced, we are not going to do so at the expense of the working conditions we enjoy here at Nokia. We are not the Secret Police, and we want to maintain our culture of openness. We won’t let days like yesterday alter that[in reference to iPhone 4G leak]"
"So now that the official news is out, we’d like our prototype back. Please."
Of course, this doesn't mean that the person leaking or the site would be put through legal proceedings, but it's not in Nokia's interest to do so. Even though the two companies, Apple and Nokia, have engaged in long-running disputes over patents and suchlike, Nokia has always had a totally different mentality when it comes to the wider public.
I think the best paradigm to consult is that while Apple restricts information to a point where the typical response from the PR department is "no comment", Nokia takes it on the chin and accepts that these things will happen. Though industrial secrets are important to hold on to, the two cultures between the companies are like polar opposites.
Whether or not you agree with Chen's actions, ethics or even legalities, it's not hugely important. What does strike true is that Apple through this entire process - irregardless of how involved they are with the current legal proceedings - look like, in my opinion, ruthless, unrelenting bullies. And there is such a thing as bad press, because they're rightfully drowning in it.
Nokia, I applaud you. You are the sort of company the Generation Y should want to work for.