Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
Legal "Last week a large, profitable company sued a small start-up business for patent infringement. As a non-legal person, I can only guess that this sort of thing must happen fairly often. I would also guess that the large companies, which have the means to hire crackerjack legal teams and drag cases out, must often win. And while I guess I feel bad for the small businesses, I've never really cared before now. Because this time, the stakes are high. This time, it's my daughter's voice on the line. Literally." Infuriating. Maybe these are the kinds of stories we need to get normal people to care enough to force lawmakers to change. Sadly, the big bags of money from Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle are probably far more important to them than this sad story.
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RE: the app won't go away
by darknexus on Mon 26th Mar 2012 05:30 UTC in reply to "the app won't go away"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

The app you purchased on the App Store is yours forever. Even if SCS/PRC win the case and the app is removed from the App Store it will not be removed from the list of your purchased apps. You will be able to install it on current and future iPad's and anything else that supports this app today.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember seeing that Apple doesn't keep apps once they're pulled. They don't take them off your device, but as I understand it you cannot re-download a pulled app. You can keep the ipa file and re-sync the app, however.

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