Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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The Murdoch children are the products of three different mothers. That is why they are fighting.

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Now that I hadn't grasped! Thanks for the enlightenment.

I think then I should not have used the illustration as the basis for the argument itself that I was trying to make: i.e., that at one point Murdoch seemed to have politicians in his pocket, and that the 'dumb' public would continue to buy his newspapers.

Then along came the Milly Dowler (RIP) hacking case, and the 'dumb' public suddenly have enough, and Murdoch, instead of playing the putative puppeteer of politicians, is hauled up in front of Parliament and ends up closing down titles, etc.

My argument: nobody before that hacking incident would have predicted this downfall.

I think something similar may well hapen here.

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