Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:52 UTC
Editorial Every few years we geeks have our own kind of popcorn show to watch: tech companies showing teeth to one another. This time around, it's Palm vs Apple. In all seriousness though, how ethical is the battle around iTunes?
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RE: iTunes is not...
by sbergman27 on Sat 25th Jul 2009 15:50 UTC in reply to "iTunes is not..."
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...and they have every right to do so.

Just a general observation. Whenever these kinds of topic are discussed, there is always someone who wants to go on about how this 'incorporated' entity has this or that right or rights. Now while the whole idea of creating a fictional person (incorporation) to allow entrepreneurs to limit their financial liability might (or might not) be beneficial to society... I really don't see how it is beneficial to give these fictional 'people' rights which trump the goal of promoting the general welfare, as the U.S. Constitution's preamble puts it. Why should the rights of this fake person, created ostensibly to save some entrepreneur's financial ass if his business goes south, trump the goal of ensuring that consumers, otherwise known as "The People" (and real people, at that) enjoy the benefits of a healthy market, exhibiting healthy competition. Apple, Inc. isn't a person. Apple, Inc is a fictional character created on a piece of paper.

Please try to maintain reasonable perspective when talking about how its "rights" fit into the greater picture.

Edited 2009-07-25 16:07 UTC

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