Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Aug 2011 17:27 UTC
Legal So, the shadiness factor of the German EU-wide injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to continue. Not only has Apple been caught supplying the court with tampered evidence, it now seems the court in Duesseldorf didn't have the authority to ban the Galaxy Tab EU-wide - at least, according to a German court which has just lifted the EU-wide ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Well, the ban wasn't European wide anyway, The Netherlands were not included. As sales are still banned in Germany I don't think you can state the ban has been lifted from the entire EU.

It's like telling your dad you cleaned his car and he notices a dirty spot. Germany may not be dirty, but it's a pretty big spot on the European map.

Engaged reports it like this:

"German court lifts ban on some European Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales"

Does seem a rather different situation than Thom reported.

And for what it's worth I don't think Apple should try to ban the Galaxy tab sales.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Neolander on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I see your point, though in my opinion Engadget's title does not reflect well enough how much has changed ("some" is typically less than the majority in English, isn't it ?).

Maybe "German court lifts ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales outside of Germany" ?

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

To be honest, I don't agree with Engadget's line either, since the ban lifting is done in all but two EU countries, one which didn't even have the ban. "Almost all but two" and "some" do differ somewhat.

Your version does get my approval!

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


It's like telling your dad you cleaned his car and he notices a dirty spot.

But in that example you would have cleaned his car. You just wouldn't have completely cleaned it. However it was still cleaner than it was before and thus you had cleaned it.

However I do agree with your point, just not the car analogy ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 16th Aug 2011 18:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's compulsory to use cars as examples for some strange reason. :-)

But as Neil the Hippy noted: Okay, so most metaphors don't bear close examination

Edit, part of the script:

NEIL: Okay, guys. What do we need?
RICK: [putting on jacket] Neil, you know exactly what I need. Cause all my stuff is marked with sticky labels!

VYVYAN: Wait a minute! Is yours the stuff with the sticky labels with 'Rick' written on it?

RICK: Yes!

VYVYAN: [false compassion] Oh, sod it! I'm very sorry, Rick! I didn't know! I thought it was mine, and I've eaten it! Every last bit!

NEIL: Look, guys, I know exactly whose food is whose, right. Cause I do all the shopping around here. And I do all the cleaning. My function around here, I might as well be your mothers!

RICK: But Neil, we don't hate our mothers!

NEIL: Alright, so most metaphors don't bear close examination! Anyway, for example, [places a plate on the table] This glob of green mould on a saucer is Rick's.

Edited 2011-08-16 18:59 UTC

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