Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 21:40 UTC
Legal "The International Trade Commission voted yesterday to investigate Apple for patent infringement allegations launched by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility. As expected, Motorola is asking for import bans on just about every iOS device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. What might be surprising is that Motorola is also asking for a ban on every type of Mac OS X computer, claiming Apple's iMessage technology infringes a Motorola patent." Let's hope all those products get banned. And that all Motorola phones get banned. Let's hope everything gets banned from the US. And yes, I changed Motorola into Google for the headline.
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UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Maybe eventually it will get so bad, almost everyone hears about it. And then, maybe people will start realizing all the bullshit that's going on and start to do something to try to end it.

But considering this stuff doesn't make the news like rape, murder, drunk driving, illegal drugs, speeding tickets, celebrities, and who just died... I'm not holding my breath on it.

Meanwhile, the government's busy trying to strengthen laws that already exist such as various forms of rape, violence, child abuse; attempting to branch them out to where they make no sense (video games, censorship of media/entertainment, enforcement of drug laws, further restrictions on weapons) in the name of "the children" and "anti-violence". Freedom be damned.

Edited 2012-09-20 08:49 UTC

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Actually I think a blow to Apple would be bigger in media than a blow to anyone else, right now.

A ban on "just" the iPhone 5 would be gigantic and a lot of people would take notice.

Of course, even though I wish that it would mean we could finally sit down and fix the laws, I bet it would all be regarded as an attack on Apple and any tweak would be as small as possible just to get everyone back on their yearly iFix.

Oh, and did I mention I'm a hopeless pessimist? ;)

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Actually, you've got a good point. I was thinking it would be funny and I would get some good quality amusement if virtually every Apple product were banned, but more as a "hah, assholes--that's what you deserve" kind of way. But banning them would no doubt scare a lot of people, and Apple being as big as they are right now, something like this would be a potentially good thing.

The only problem is, if it happens, it might make the news... but unfortunately, the news reporters will try to paint Apple as the good guys here and Google as the devil, and not speak a word about the events (ie. patent slinging shitfest by Apple) leading up to the Apple ban. Apple's got everyone, including the press and the news reporters, in their pockets. They'll flash money in front of these people's eyes to make sure they keep their trap shut when it means the potential (though IMO well-deserved) tarnishing of Apple's image.

Edited 2012-09-21 00:41 UTC

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