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User avatar #127 - muzzology (11/14/2012) [-]
Are you ******* kidding me! This is ******** ! Literally every technology is stolen at some point! That's how the industry works, someone has a good idea and implements it then someone takes that and does it slightly differently.


it's seriously getting old
User avatar #160 to #127 - ktulu (11/14/2012) [-]
If your statement is true then technology as we know it would not exist.
User avatar #146 to #127 - theaceofthespade (11/14/2012) [-]
There's a need because apple keeps suing everyone claiming that they invented everything. It's utter ******** .
User avatar #151 to #146 - muzzology (11/14/2012) [-]
Everyone sues everyone, you only hear about Apple because people actually care about them. I mean could you name the CEO of Samsung, HTC or Nokia without googling it? Precisely.
User avatar #161 to #151 - theaceofthespade (11/14/2012) [-]
But you're wrong... Everyone is not just constantly suing everyone over patents, because it's utter BS. That's actually the reason that it's making the news, because this is one of the first time patent law has ever been used the way it's being used. Try and find a single other example of one of the other companies suing each other like this; it hasn't happened.
User avatar #167 to #161 - muzzology (11/14/2012) [-]
How about the company that sued them all over the way in which they transfer data back in july 2011 or when the beatles record label sued apple over the name after they ventured into iTunes?
User avatar #177 to #167 - theaceofthespade (11/14/2012) [-]
For someone who was complainging about others abilities to name specifics, you're staying pretty vague :3

The beatles suit was pretty well justified. When apple first started, apple corp sued them, saying that it was trademark infringement. When they settled, the legal conditions were that apple could keep their name, as long as they never got into the music business. Then, when apple broke that agreement, they got sued again. Simple as that.

I assume you're talking about Nokia vs. Apple. In that case, they sued eachother (nokia started it), over an actual, legitimate technology patent (physical hardware, an actual way of doing something that Nokia researched, developed, and patented themselves).
The Nokia suit kind of illustrates the frustrating point; apple blatantly stole their various technologies (and many more that they were never sued for), and then defended viciously their ability to do it. Then, they turn around, and launch unprecedentedly huge lawsuits trying to destroy android for what they claim is the same thing, even though it's not (look into the things they're claiming, it's ridiculous. Slide to unlock is actually one of the ones they sued over).
User avatar #183 to #177 - muzzology (11/14/2012) [-]
The transfer of data was GPNE corp vs. Nokia, RIM, Amazon and Sony.

They did step into music although to be fair selling music to consumers is very different than recording and marketing music.
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