Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Hold on to your panties, because this should come as a surprise: I'm actually agreeing that Samsung is copying Apple. The Korean company just released a new entry-level Android smartphone, and it's called the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. While Apple's previous complaints regarding Samsung's supposed copying were obviously nonsense, this Galaxy Ace Plus, on the other hand... It's almost as if Samsung is giving Apple the finger by copying the iPhone 3G(S) almost verbatim.
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RE: Its a cultural thing
by unclefester on Thu 5th Jan 2012 04:37 UTC in reply to "Its a cultural thing"
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It is, to a large extent, a cultural thing. Asian mentality in this regard is totally different than western mentality. For most Asian entrepreneurs, anything that is producable is a feasable product, patented technology or not. Its just not in their mindset to take IP into account. If you can make it, anything goes, no matter the consequences. If it generates profit, you produce it, as simple as that.

Typical racist bullshit.

A huge portion of European industry in the 18th and 19th century was devoted to making copies of Chinese and Japanese goods - particularly porcelain, furniture, paintings and lacquer work. Much of this fakery was passed of as authentic to the unsuspecting European public.

In case you aren't aware almost every useful early western technology including irrigation, windmills, paper, moveable type printing, banknotes, firearms, gunpowder, rockets, porcelain, navigation, map making, alchemy and algebra were all copied from Asia and the Middle east.

Edited 2012-01-05 04:38 UTC

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