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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Tue 21st Aug 2012 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

Two things:

1) "Copying" isn't "imitating".

2) Everyone copies from older designs.

None of this has been shown to stop innovation. History shows it can increase innovation. Conversely, innovation grinds to a halt when copying is forbidden.

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