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Bets on Apple's compliance? | 627 comments | Create New Account
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Bets on Apple's compliance?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 05:13 PM EDT
I am betting on them putting a snarky notice, underneath the
terms and conditions by about... 10 pages of white space. Admittedly I am only
taking odds well in my favor on this bet
since it is such a specific idea.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Cost of business
Authored by: Wol on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 06:33 PM EDT
In Europe, if you treat fines as a cost of doing business, the fines are likely
to put you *out* of business.

Cheers,
Wol

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Bets on Apple's compliance?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 08:12 AM EDT
> I predict ... a finger raised to the high court.

I don't.

Apple's first go at this was stupid. It was very close to Contempt of Court. The
judges made it clear they do not find this funny.

A second attempt at defying the Court will not be treated as leniently. It is
*normal* in the UK for Contempt to earn the subject some time in the cells, and
it wouldn't surprise me to see someone lose a couple of weeks of their life over
such a move. It won't be Tim Cook - the extradition treaty is too one-sided for
that - but it'll be someone that will get Apple noticed. They really should read
up on the Streisand Effect...

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Just Look and Feel... all over again
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 08:40 AM EDT
Apple was aggressive years ago... and did the same bullsh!t, albeit w/o using
patents, they used Copyright for their "look and feel" lawsuits.

The first Apple Mac (128K) was "so well thought out"... or was it?
The OS in the ROMs was clever, too, and the GUI's concepts were scrounged from
Xerox Corp's PARC. Heck, I wonder how much inspiration Theodor Nelson provided,
albeit indirectly.

Unlike an actual biological person, a corporate "person" has no desire
for morality or ethics and has lawyers whose job it to show where the letter of
the law extends regardless of the spirit of the law... and Apple is not alone by
any stretch of the imagination. Corporations, regardless of their executive
team, are driven to act like sharks in a feeding frenzy when there is money to
be scooped up and passed to share-holders.

So...

Apple has somehow gotten their customers on their side even though Apple's
customers are not as loyal as Harley-Davidson's (how many people have had the
Apple logo tattooed on their body?).

Using "trivial" patents to suppress competition also suppresses
innovation; The problem will always be where we place the line between trivial
and non-trivial... or even how to describe the shades of gray between.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Bets on Apple's compliance?
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 03 2012 @ 07:41 AM EDT
> I predict snarkyness

Your prediction was wrong. Apple have now done what they were ordered to do.

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