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Failure to comply would be contempt of court
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 05:04 PM EDT
If they flout these laws and incur these fines for no other reason than hubris,
the stockholders will hold them accountable. This weakens the brand, displays
crappy leadership, yada yada yada so cuddidout!

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Failure to comply would be contempt of court
Authored by: cricketjeff on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 05:08 PM EDT
Seriously though, contempt of court does not carry a particular fine, fines are
not imposed as punishment but as encouragements to purge the contempt. Thus the
fine may be ten thousand pounds on day 1, with come back and see me tomorrow to
show how you have purged the contempt, then twenty thousand, forty thousand ...

Or the court could require a senior executive to appear in court and if they
don't like his explanation imprison him, or they could order the seizure of
assets, close down the apple stores, require domains to be blocked, more or less
anything that would encourage the company to do as it was told.

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There is nothing in life that doesn't look better after a good cup of tea.

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