Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 17:10 UTC
Legal "A judge in Britain is forcing Apple to publicly acknowledge that Samsung didn't copy the iPad, according to a report by Bloomberg. A judge has ordered Apple to post a notice on its website and in British newspapers highlighting a recent ruling that Samsung didn't copy the iPad. Apple must leave that notice up on its website for the next six months." Apple can still appeal this decision, but I'm hoping it'll be denied. This is just too hilarious not to go through.
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RE: I'm happy!!!
by zima on Wed 18th Jul 2012 18:44 UTC in reply to "I'm happy!!!"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

I can't wait to see what joke John Gruber is going to crack on this given that his blog is not biased at all.

Hm, ~"UK judge confirms: Samsung tablets inferior to iPad"? (you know such twist is possible... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law )

I wonder how prominent the notice must be - maybe it will end up among the most cost-effective advertisement campaigns, for Samsung? (would be even better if, down the line, it turns out as the beginning of some larger trend, like UK consumers really recognizing and adopting Samsung/Android tablets)

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RE[2]: I'm happy!!!
by bouhko on Wed 18th Jul 2012 18:59 in reply to "RE: I'm happy!!!"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

I don't think the notice will have much effect. They can probably write it in such a convoluted way that almost nobody will bother reading/understanding it.

Still, it's going to be hilarious.

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RE[2]: I'm happy!!!
by flypig on Thu 19th Jul 2012 09:24 in reply to "RE: I'm happy!!!"
flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

I wonder how prominent the notice must be - maybe it will end up among the most cost-effective advertisement campaigns, for Samsung?


Unfortunately, if the previous Italian ruling about insurance is anything to go by (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/27/apple_italy/), this won't be the full page Samsung advert you're hoping for!

When the Italian courts required Apple to post a notice on its website, it was apparently covered by the highlighted link text you can (just about) see here:

http://twitpic.com/8c7dmx

It'd be great if the message had to be made really clearly, but as with newspaper retractions and corrections, they always seem to end up being a little disappointing!

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