Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 07:50 UTC
Legal "After weeks of witnesses, prototypes, and one last failed settlement talk, it came down to this: Apple and Samsung's closing arguments in what is very likely the tech trial of the century. The day saw both sides landing heavy blows before sending the case off to the jury - where anything can happen." The jury has to contend with 109 (!) pages of instructions and a verdict form consisting of whopping 22 pages with over 700 (!) verdicts to make - and they have to be unanimous. This is beyond ridiculous, bordering on the clinically insane. With several options for appeal still open, there is nothing to be gained from this. It's a circus.
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RE[7]: Resistance is Futile...
by Alfman on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Resistance is Futile..."
Alfman
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2011-01-28

They eventually settled AFTER Apple Computer wilfully violated their legal agreements. Thoms point is valid, Apple are willing to use the law when it suits them and are willing to ignore it when it doesn't, regardless of our opinions about right/wrong, it is an example of hypocrisy.

"I know it's your and Thom's hobby to try to prove Apple is evil,"


Speaking for myself, that's a baseless accusation. If you truly believe that, then you don't understand my opinion. Like I already said, you gotta take the good with the bad.

Edit: For the record, neither Thom or I said apple is evil, heck I didn't even mention "apple" at all. Did you consider that you might be overly defensive about the whole thing?

Edited 2012-08-22 14:55 UTC

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RE[8]: Resistance is Futile...
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 14:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Resistance is Futile..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

They eventually settled AFTER Apple Computer wilfully violated their legal agreements.


They didn't willfully, a MIDI interface and a sound sample are definite grey areas when the agreement is not to enter the music business, both subjects were not very common in 1978. Apple Crops sued because that would yield them more money.


Thoms point is valid, Apple are willing to use the law when it suits them and are willing to ignore it when it doesn't, regardless of our opinions about right/wrong, it is an example of hypocrisy.


Well, welcome to the real world. Every company, politician, sports team, etc... uses to law/rules to protect themselves and seek the edge of the law to gain an advantage over competitors. Sometimes it isn't sure if something is legal or illegal. Apple Computer thought it wasn't illegal, Apple Corps thought it was. So they agreed on a sum of money and moved on, just like others do.


"I know it's your and Thom's hobby to try to prove Apple is evil,"

Speaking for myself, that's a baseless accusation. If you truly believe that, then you don't understand my opinion.


I understand you either make stuff up or pull it of of context, promote it to fact with a dogmatic sauce, project it to a generalized group of people, insult them and then make a judgement.

The people who pointed out Orfanum's misjudgment did just that and nothing more, yet you show up claiming they are hypocritical fan boys, adding nothing at all making it seem you just want to look cool and get on Thom's Christmas card list.

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RE[9]: Resistance is Futile...
by Alfman on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 15:05 in reply to "RE[8]: Resistance is Futile..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Your post is a prime example of every single point I was talking about:

http://www.osnews.com/thread?531780

I have nothing more to say on the matter.

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