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[2]: Resistance is Futile...
by orfanum on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 16:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile..."
orfanum
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I think I said they breached legal judgements - hence the fines.

I didn't bring morality into it; if you look at the behaviour of Apple, you will discern however a way of pushing either the spirit or the letter of the law when it suits them, baiting and switching on that as they go.

I would only add one thing to your own list, arrogance (the jingle "sosumi" = "so sue me") which I do hope will soon be transformed into hubris.

The whole thing for consumers and the tech industry is altogether indeed a Greek tragedy IMHO

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