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Evasion of the law, or incompetently drafted law? | 197 comments | Create New Account
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Evasion of the law, or incompetently drafted law?
Authored by: tiger99 on Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 04:45 AM EDT
Every phone for quite some time now has been able to use a charging adaptor of some kind. Just because they call it a dock does not change the fact that it is just a simple adaptor. You can buy wall warts with a whole pack of different adaptors, to fit phones and other equipment, but the need for those is exactly what the EU tried to eliminate.

Had they done the job properly, Apple would now find their products banned from sale in the EU. Instead, they were sloppy, and left the way wide open for the very thing that they were supposedly trying to eliminate.

We should not be surprised, given the history of massive incompetence and corruption in things like software patents, not forgetting the monthly "fisheries" meeting which seemed to decide, totally undemocratically, just about everything except fish problems, and lots more "irregularities". I only mention those which have been previously discussed at length in Groklaw. Those who follow the workings of the EU closely will know of very many more.

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