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Apple threatened In Icons company for making a Steve Jobs doll

Apple is no stranger to throwing lawsuits around, but instead of accusing another company of ripping off its products, it's now blaming them for ripping off its former leader.

In Icons, a Chinese company, recently created an action figure of Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs died from pancreatic cancer complications back in October 2011.

The figurine is 12 inches tall and looks nearly identical to Apple's co-founder. It features Jobs' signature black turtleneck, blue jeans, sneakers, glasses, and even has interchangeable hands to show his different movements. The doll also comes with two Apples, one of which has a bite out of it, a "One More Thing" backdrop and a bar stool.


The doll is already up for sale on eBay for $135, and In Icons was set to begin selling it in February. However, if Apple has its way, the Steve Jobs look-alike won't make it to store shelves or consumer's hands.

According to Apple's letter to In Icons, the tech giant owns all rights pertaining to its founder, and the "likeness" of the doll falls under those rights. Toys that resemble the company's logo, appearance, likeness or someone's name are subject to a legal action if not made by Apple itself.

Source: The Telegraph



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RE: but
By testerguy on 1/7/2012 6:12:11 AM , Rating: -1
You're the only troll on here. At least Tony actually includes facts and content within his comments, you're just an immature Apple hater who doesn't realise that you make a mockery of yourself just slinging insults instead of addressing reality.

Jason Dick also totally classless going after a reader just because he has a different opinion.

Should I make an equally lame joke about Jason Dick wanting to make sweet love to a Lee Kun-hee doll? Because Samsung don't have any employee working in poor conditions and they are morally great and don't care about money, and would never copy any designs from Apple? Korea is such an ethically great country too, lets lend our full support to them.

As for Tony's ratings being low - that's because the majority of educated people who want impartial, unbiased journalism have long since moved on from this website, all you have left here are masses of undereducated irrationally Apple-hating kids and a few more balanced individuals such as myself exposing them (and Jason) to logic. Put Tony's comments in an unbiased setting and you'll find they are rated far higher.


RE: but
By nightscooter on 1/7/2012 6:44:56 AM , Rating: 5
I stopped reading the articles ages ago. I just stick around to read the comments :)


RE: but
By its tom hanks on 1/7/2012 11:33:01 AM , Rating: 3
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At least Tony actually includes facts


oh, like the fact that 99.99% of all malware is for windows (that's a 1:9,999 ratio, to simplify your thinking)? that's gotta be my favorite tony fact. he brings up that exact ratio every time malicious software is relevant to anything. and although it's hard to find real numbers of stuff like this, anyone willing to believe that the ratio is 1:9,999 is clearly delusional.


RE: but
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/7/2012 12:51:47 PM , Rating: 2
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You're the only troll on here
Sorry, but no. And facts skewed to make his argument look better? LOL


RE: but
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/7/2012 12:57:44 PM , Rating: 1
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Jason Dick
You have said this several times, let's talk about insults eh? And Tony, he insults people as well. Not sure where you are going with this. His "facts", usually come from some Apple related site, sounds a little biased to me. The majority of educated people, they see right through Tony's crap which is why he is rated down so much.

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Jason Dick
Balanced? LOL

quote:
Put Tony's comments in an unbiased setting and you'll find they are rated far higher.


Go ahead, put his comments is an unbiased setting, he will still get rated down.


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