Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Tue 21st Aug 2012 05:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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"Copying" probably benefits the consumer in the sort run, but it stops innovation from companies in the long one.

Again, this has not been proven, and one of the articles points to instances where the real world does the opposite.

As long as consumers benefit from (and thus demand) innovation, companies will continue to innovate. There is no incentive for any company to innovate if it can ride on the back of one innovation made years ago.

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