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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Positive Spin
by SlothNinja on Wed 18th Jul 2012 19:16 UTC
SlothNinja
Member since:
2011-03-22

Unless the decree requires specific language, I imagine that this is likely to hurt Samsung more than Apple. Something like

The courts agree Samsung Galaxy is less cool and inferior to iPad. Samsung too incompetent to copy.

When Samsung objects, Apple will simply point out that they are are merely complying with the courts.

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RE: Positive Spin
by JAlexoid on Wed 18th Jul 2012 19:47 in reply to "Positive Spin"
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2009-05-19

The courts agree Samsung Galaxy is less cool and inferior to iPad. Samsung too incompetent to copy.


Negative advertising is also illegal, btw.

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RE[2]: Positive Spin
by Delgarde on Wed 18th Jul 2012 22:44 in reply to "RE: Positive Spin"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Negative advertising is also illegal, btw.


That, and it would almost certainly result in "contempt of court" charges, and encourage judges in future trials to be a lot harsher in their treatment of Apple.

Edited 2012-07-18 22:47 UTC

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RE[2]: Positive Spin
by SlothNinja on Thu 19th Jul 2012 13:35 in reply to "RE: Positive Spin"
SlothNinja Member since:
2011-03-22

Negative advertising is also illegal, btw.


I don't think this is true. I believe the standard in most countries is whether its false, deceptive, and/or misleading. For example, I'd say the "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" campaign was a negative ad campaign in the commercial context. Negative ad campaigns in the political context are way too common. But, political ads I believe are regulated differently than commercial ads.

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RE: Positive Spin
by phoudoin on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:47 in reply to "Positive Spin"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Unless the decree requires specific language, I imagine that this is likely to hurt Samsung more than Apple. Something like

The courts agree Samsung Galaxy is less cool and inferior to iPad. Samsung too incompetent to copy.


Who knows, the output could be anything.
What about this:
http://twitpic.com/a93gn3

Samsung does not copy our design.

Look carefully:
On one hand, a high-powered tablet made ​​to meet your desires.
The other, a square photo frame with a weak and outdated OS.

Thank you Samsung for making better tablets than ours.

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