Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 07:50 UTC
Legal "After weeks of witnesses, prototypes, and one last failed settlement talk, it came down to this: Apple and Samsung's closing arguments in what is very likely the tech trial of the century. The day saw both sides landing heavy blows before sending the case off to the jury - where anything can happen." The jury has to contend with 109 (!) pages of instructions and a verdict form consisting of whopping 22 pages with over 700 (!) verdicts to make - and they have to be unanimous. This is beyond ridiculous, bordering on the clinically insane. With several options for appeal still open, there is nothing to be gained from this. It's a circus.
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RE: Resistance is Futile...
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 10:24 UTC in reply to "Resistance is Futile..."
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Apple Corps sued in 1978 over the Apple name, they settled for $80.000. Nothing wrong or evil about that.

In 1989 Apple Corps sued again because Apple Computer added a MIDI interface. This killed the Apple ][. Does this make Apple Computer evil?

In 1991 Apple Computer had to pay $26.5 million because they included a sound sample. Is this evil? They paid up.

In 2003 Apple Corps sued and lost.

In 2007 Apple Computer paid Apple Corps $500 million to buy their trademarks. Nothing wrong with that.

Since then The Beatles have appeared on iTunes, making more money for Apple Corps.

I don't think whatever Apple did or does will influence sales of The Beatles. It seems more that Apple Corps was just trying to extract money from Apple, which they managed to do.

But there is nothing illegal, evil or wrong doing from Apple.

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