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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the car industry has always copied
by unclefester on Tue 21st Aug 2012 06:49 UTC
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The car industry has been based on shamelessly copying other manufacturers technology for the past 125 years. It has improved innovation rather than hindering it.

-In the 1960s/1970s Nissan simply copied a Mercedes six cylinder and the Ford 4.7L V8 small block engine with many parts being interchangeable.

- The Mazda MX-5 was a very heavily based on the 1960s Lotus Elan.

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