Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:29 UTC
Legal Well. Raise your hands if you didn't see this one coming. Nobody is safe from Apple's and Microsoft's legal crusade against Android, not even Samsung, which supplies a lot of chips to Apple. Apple has sued Samsung for copying Cupertino's look and feel in various Samsung devices. This is about as surprising as the tides rolling in. Update: And Samsung's going to strike back. Hit 'm hard, Samsung. I don't like you anymore than any of these other patent trolls, but maybe we'll finally see it all crash and burn.
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RE: Question
by Neolander on Wed 20th Apr 2011 06:21 UTC in reply to "Question"
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Do you, people, think I should cut the apple tree in my backyard? After all, I don't want to infinge on some patents, copyrights and/or trademarks by eating apples for which I have not paid any licence!

Well, that's a very interesting legal questions. The answer is simple : if the apples have a disgusting taste and a horrible texture, you should probably cut the tree indeed. However, if the apples are quite yummy, then you should definitely do some library search in order to find a proof that there exists an apple variety which has been created
-> Recently enough so that the copyright has not expired yet
-> But a sufficiently long time ago so that it predates Apple's logo.

Then you know the next step : sue Apple to hell for copyright infringement ;)

That's how the patent and copyright system works nowadays...

Edited 2011-04-20 06:22 UTC

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