Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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RE[6]: Terrible?
by phoudoin on Wed 8th Aug 2012 09:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Terrible?"
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Samsung has a history of copying other companies products.

Humankind History has a history of copying other humans.
Copying, mimicking, behave as much as possible as something or someone else *is* everywhere, since first day, since first baby day. Every Societies, communities, nations were, are and will be built on the similarities, the common ground, the shared concept. Wars were, are and will be done for the same exact concept.

It's *only* because today profit can be made by legally forbid others to copy, mimic, behave like others that it cast bad lights.

Sharing is the new enemy of profit, and the biggest threat to capitalism (besides its usual structural flaws). It's written on the walls.

The concept that you could publish an idea and still forbid others to share it is at core of the current patent battle. You don't have to care about technology or innovation (since when a green phone icon, rounded corners, black framing screen is an innovating technology!? Seriously!? Please, people, check definition of innovation...) to take side in this battle, even if the two companies on the ground are not all bad or all good.

The battle is not about the companies, but ideologies behind it.

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