Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE: No.
by plague on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:54 UTC in reply to "No."
plague
Member since:
2006-05-08

You make it sound like Apple is as much a victim as everyone else..
Oh please, they are one of _the worst_ patent abusing companies on the planet.
They _know_ the patent system is so broken it's ridiculous, and they plan on taking advantage of that in any way they possibly can, and they do. Hence why they apply for patent after patent after patent for anything they can possibly think of, and then litigate like crazy.

That's pretty much the definition of abusing a system.

If there is a fault in a system that gives you too much power, and you take advantage of that to the fullest. That's what abusing a system means and that's what, for example, Apple is doing.

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RE[2]: No.
by Adam S on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:00 in reply to "RE: No."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

That's all true, but I think the fault lies with the broken system and those who don't change the broken thing.

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RE[3]: No.
by ichi on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:13 in reply to "RE[2]: No."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

If the system forced you to aggressively defend your IP as it does in the case of trademarks then I would agree.

Since it doesn't, I'd say blame both the system and the abuser.

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RE[3]: No.
by JAlexoid on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:34 in reply to "RE[2]: No."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

That's all true, but I think the fault lies with the broken system and those who don't change the broken thing.

And Apple is one of those that want to keep it as is.

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RE[2]: No.
by cjosc99 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 03:14 in reply to "RE: No."
cjosc99 Member since:
2011-07-13

Once I commented that Apple is an anachronic dictatorship and that is exactly what they are. They are dirty and ruthless. From the beginning Apple stoled technology from other companies. Xerox is an example just to name one. Yes, they develop high quality products. Products that I will not use or recommend to anyone because of their dirty business practices. ]

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RE[2]: No.
by JAlexoid on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:33 in reply to "RE: No."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Oh please, they are one of _the worst_ patent abusing companies on the planet.

Well. Apple isn't really. Microsoft takes that crown, due to the fact they they are extending their US patents globally via licensing conditions. Apple is an innocent lamb globally.

They are known to be a very litigious company, much more than others.

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RE[3]: No.
by plague on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:20 in reply to "RE[2]: No."
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

Well, I did say _one of_ the worst, didn't I? ;)
I know very well Microsoft is worse in this regard, but Apple sure isn't far behind..
They are both absolutely evil bully companies. ;)

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