Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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RE[5]: Everybody wins
by zima on Wed 29th Aug 2012 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Everybody wins"
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B) perhaps copyright should also mandate (future) disclosure of source code: placing it in an escrow being a condition for copyright protection - so that PD can have any real meaning.
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Of course, the way things are going, copyright might become essentially perpetual, hence it wouldn't even matter...

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