Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:55 UTC
Legal I guess this is what some people would call "karma". Apple may shout off the rooftops that it invented multitouch, and that anyone else using it is clearly stealing it from them - but another company has taken offence to that, and has slapped the Cupertino giant with a patent infringement suit over multitouch.
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by twitterfire on Thu 1st Apr 2010 14:51 UTC
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1. You buy a a damn os, Os X, but you don't have the right to install it on the computer of your choice unless you purchase that computer from Apple.

2. You buy a damn mp3 player, iPod, but you are left at the mercy of Apple, drm and iTunes. If drm schemes will change in the future, you won't be able to listen to the songs you just bought today.

2. You buy a damn phone, iPhone, but you can not decide what apps you can install on it. Like you aren't the owner of the damn phone, but Apple is.

3. You write an app for iPhone but you are at the mercy of Apple who will see if your app get's on iPhone store, will see if you have priced the app too little or too much, will see if you don't break their business politics, see if you are not a competitor for their software. They may or may not allow your application to run on iPhone.

4. If you try to develop something for iPhone or Os X, you are locked on these damned platforms, as someone said earlier.

5. If you are a competitor and try to develop something better than Apple, you get sued in no time over some real or (often) imaginary patent claims

It's sad to say this, or even talk about Microsoft when it comes to rights or liberty, but comparing Apple to Microsoft in terms of freedom, it's like comparing North Korea to Switzerland.

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