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UK business owners are writing to Ed Quilty to seek guarantees of indemnification against any actions brought against them should this make its way into law.
If not, perhaps they should be.
Re: In other news
That's Karma for ya.
In other news
Unsubstantiated but someone in the office today was saying apple had been told to fork out for sammy's legal costs in the appleogy-gate proceeding because of their overly childish approach to it all...
Anyone else heard this?
"three of the top five sources"
Which cannot now be trusted to be 'impartial', presumably.
Re: God dammit
Agreed. Remember though, a clip round the ear is assault and that'll get you thrown in chokey.
Which is why we have Chavs...
Re: This is very wrong
Perhaps if the kid were a soldier it'd be OK...
Just like it's OK for Omid Djalili to make jokes about Iranians but not for me.
Hopefully his lawyer will tell him to claim it was an act of protest against war and the CPS will have to sod off and find some real criminals to prosecute.
Re: Big gotcha
Or just as likely, Apple realised they'd have to pay something to HTC for something HTC owned which was being used without permission so decided to settle instead of lose publicly in court.
Presumably the fact the BBC want to hide the info so badly
Is because the climate change Chihuahua's would be shown to be correct.
Which would make people who use phrases like 'Climate Change Debier Attack Dogs' seems a bit, well, like Apple fanbois or Creationists.
Oh, and it'd embarrass the Government immensely which is more likely the reason for the judgement.
It's also about time a distinction was drawn between Climate-sceptics and Anthro-sceptics. The former being folk who deny the bleeding obvious and the latter being folk rightly suspicious of the lobbying from a darn lucrative industry.
They may have no technical knowledge
But there's still room in their wallets and time for skiing trips or Mohitos in Tuscany
Re: How freaking obvious can you get?
Since the Roman Empire, at least... Caesar crypts (perhaps wrong name) would be like a substitution cipher for which you'd need the original scrambled alphabet 'key' just to transpose letters to recreate the original message.
Noooo use hipster-arty-farty-architect speak
And called it 'distressed'
What's the point?
Profit, presumably. They don't give a stuff what you do with them after they have your money.
Beautiful Polish women?
But.. She looks like Pete Burns....
Hmmm, or how about...
'Made in the UK'
A tax break based upon the amount of product creation you do in the UK. If, say, a product is 75% created in the UK then allow a tax break or other incentive.
Helps ensure a certain amount of work stays within the country which at least means jobs and PAYE stay within the country to some extent, too.
No, I haven't thought about this for longer than five minutes but it would seem to have merit on the surface. (This is where someone points out this already exists and doesn't work)
Yeah! And just think...
When a Starbucks closes down it might get replaced by a coffee shop... bonus!
Welcome to Capitalism
It's legalised piss-taking, essentially.
I recognise that however much it's needed, change is not going to come as the ones who can effect change are the main beneficiaries of the status quo.
Hence I do what I can to play the game from the inside using its own rules, instead. Less than ideal but at least gains a little altitude on the greasy pole.
Surely all Google has to do
Is widely demo their app running on their dev iDevices and ramp up the desire to a frenzied level giving apple another perfect opportunity to shoot themselves in the foot with a childish response to their customers' desires.
The great fresh smell
Of triple damages for willful infringement back dated to forever.
Re: Is it just me?
Ian Gillan wrote a song about htat...
Mutually Assured Destruction
WTF can you fit into 140 chars?
A Haiku maybe ?
Re: Stupid, stupid move.
With a Samsung logo, right at the top of the page
To apologise with extreme hubris
The fact that they're offering anything implies they know they're infringing and should pay so surely that itself is evidence of willful infringement in the past - triple damages.
So how many phones might they owe upon that have already been produced, I wonder?
Apple vs World
If they refuse to comply
Then fine them for contempt. LOTS.
Re: Apple website should be taken down
Pay Sammy £5m/day during non-compliance and a ban on all products until compliance is achieved and £100M contempt fine.
Boof... site changed in 15 minutes with perfect copy...
But no-one reads my gumpy-old-man comments anyway...
Meanwhile Samsung prepare a comedy-sized quotation per display panel just in case...
Always happy to see someone sticking to the
May I be the first to wish him a fluffy cat, swivelly chair and an oak-panelled map of the world with flashing lights thereon!
No scams because..?
The email servers are underwater due to the hurricane?
So, he's stating he's confused by a device he's never laid hands on.
Presumably he's VERY easily confused, then. Or perhaps just confused in general in a sort of senile dribbly way.
God knows WTF he means by 'compromised', perhaps he thinks it's populated internally by David Icke's lizard people or communists or Samsung employees.
What a twat.
Another Patently Pathetic Legal Embuggerance
God bless Terry Pratchett
Because Apple knew they could manipulate the juror selection process in their favour, otherwise if you believed a judge would rule in your favour you'd do that instead.
Seeing as the display manufacturers obviously allow multitouch by design I don't see how any patent can be derived from it. It's even likely the manufacturers ship demo dev code with the units to show customers how to achieve it with their panels.
Meh, done better elsewhere with 2x the memory and ~30% cheaper.
Still shows how threatened the fruit-mongers feel by the competition if nothing else.
Are US hands really that big or is that 'holding it' photo more than a tad 'shopped ?
Perhaps the fruit-mongers have finally drawn far too much attention to themselves and are getting their filings
reexamined at last...
Next week's 'News' (if you can find it)
Newspapers blame Google for massive reduction in website traffic.
Re: Self-serving hypocrites
I reckon ebay might be about the only thing keeping Royal Mail afloat, actually :o)
I suspect like other 'well known' organisations on the planet, that it's still cheaper for them to litigate than innovate at the moment.
As soon as the pain point is reached where the net revenues (or losses) of innovation vs litigation become more attractive then they will.
Re: Thin end of the wedge.
Coming soon the 'SubNet' - an uncensored free speech network buried within the internet.
I bet they did read it
And kept very VERY quiet about it as it largely voids their already irrelevant (to the consumer) existence.
never mind them
How much tax do the BPI pay ?
Re: Anyone actually expect the hardware is the same?
You'd hope performance would be equivalent regardless of the hardware.
I have two micro instances, cpuinfo lists one as Xeon, one as AMD64 - when you do an apt safe-upgrade one is noticeably faster than the other, by maybe 50%. I'd previously assumed it was because one was running on free tier so you get a bit less bang for your buck but apparently not...
It does mean that if you're redeploying instances to other zones that you can't expect the same web-serving capacity as the machine you copied the instance from which is less than good.
Both my instances are in the same zone, too
Re: Why they withdrew the case? Easy.
Just imagine, if you (as a media strongarm organisation) lose the case and the law states:
The defendant shall be awarded damages and costs MULTIPLIED by the value obtained by dividing the plaintiff's financial resources by that of the defendant's.
So if the MAFIAA sues you and you have 1000 quid to your name and they have 100,000,000 then if you're awarded 2k costs/damages/etc then that's multiplied by 100,000 (their 100,000,000 divided by your 1000).
To be honest, just claiming your petrol/bus ticket/etc to the trial would suffice ;o)
Here's your cake.
Now EAT IT
Re: Re.....Won't be long before Android becomes more closed
Because if 80% of your revenue is down by 15% it's net negative compared to 20% of your revenue being up by 30%.
I'll leave the maths to you. On second thoughts you don't seem too blessed in that department.
Figures are illustrative before some clown says 'Where'd you get those numbers from'
But, to be fair...
If it's a German account then Nazi-ness is still illegal in the Fatherland, no?
Hence they're breaking German law. They should pretend to be
Republicans in America or Papua New Guinea or somewhere else that isn't Germany.
And post a bond proportional to 50% of damages you're seeking, minimum £100M if your turnover is more than 10x the defendant's, just to get your day in court.
Non-refundable unless you're 100% victorious.
It's not like AT&T kept the facetime additional charges secret. If he didn't read the blurb it's his own fault.
Or perhaps he just took an ithing and an account just so he could troll them for a possible payday. Like AC says, it's the American Way (tm)(r)(p)(c)
Or perhaps he's just another OCD apple buyer who had to have an iwotsit regardless of whether the phone or plan carrier contract/plan suited his needs..
Fail, however you look at it.
Quality and slickness
To be fair, a model for companies that would have us believe they're more erstwhile and honourable than these guys.
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- Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
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- TV Review Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
- Vid NASA eyeballs SOLAR HEAT BOMBS, MINI-TORNADOES and NANOFLARES on Sun