Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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RE: Ignorance
by bassbeast on Mon 4th Mar 2013 09:19 UTC in reply to "Ignorance"
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Won't happen and here is why...the USA has the guns. I'm sure some will think I'm trolling, others that I am making a joke, but remember the words of Marine General Smedley Butler:

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

Only now instead of just one prong, the military, you have two, the military and the megacorps. Look at how many horrible extensions to copyrights and patents have been passed all over the world...were the people of those countries asking for MORE restrictions? longer times? Nope it was bribery, plain and simple. America can get away with this because it can, it has some of the largest corps including THE largest corp, Apple, who tried to do what with Android again? Oh yeah bury it in patent lawsuits.

Things are the way they are because there are a few at the top that make out like Gods because of the status quo, think they want actual free markets? Actual competition? Of course not which is why patents and copyrights are minefields, its so they can set up toll booths for safe passage.

I really wish I could offer the world hope for a better future, i really do but I truly believe the future consoles. Devices like tablets and phones and laptops, all as locked down as any game console and with such a minefield of copyrights and patents that is all we'll have. It'll be a handful of corps controlling all the ISPs, a handful controlling the OEMs, it'll keep consolidating and growing that the only ones that will be able to make squat without a decade in court will be the corps and those that sell out to the corps, we'll look back at being able to sell to countries without minefields as a bygone age. It'll be sad but that's where we are heading folks, that is where we are heading.

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RE[2]: Ignorance
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Mar 2013 10:48 in reply to "RE: Ignorance"
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it has some of the largest corps including THE largest corp, Apple

I'm nit picking but I'm pretty sure Apple is not the *largest* company.

think they want actual free markets? Actual competition?

It's kind of funny that capitalism has the same problem as communism (or plan economy, to be exact): too many greedy bastards and not enough true believers.

It'll be sad but that's where we are heading folks, that is where we are heading.

Perhaps but on the other hand, the world at large is getting really fed up with the U.S steamrolling them.

Also, good luck implementing all these controls in corrupt 3rd world countries. For example, I can still go out and buy pirated software in a mall if I so desire. Heck, when I purchased an SD card a month ago the shop asked if I wanted some music (pirated, of course) with it.

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RE[3]: Ignorance
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Mar 2013 15:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Ignorance"
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Depends on your definition of "largest".

But for market capitalization, it is.

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RE[2]: Ignorance
by shmerl on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:03 in reply to "RE: Ignorance"
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Not anymore. After SOPA fiasco, the pressure on the government increased. There is still tons of corruption, but the war for open computing is only beginning.

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