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UK judges to Apple: "Not good enough!"

Last week, Apple posted a notice on its UK website which indicated that Samsung didn't copy the iPad when it designed the Galaxy Tab family of tablets. Of course, Apple didn't do this out of the kindness of its heart -- it was ordered to do so by a UK court.
 
In keeping with Apple’s typical demeanor towards its competitors, the notice posted on its website was rather flippant and pointed to how the Samsung tablets weren’t deemed to be as “cool” as the iPad. Apple also pointed out in its notice that it had won judgments against Samsung in both German and U.S. courts.
 
It appears, however, that UK judges weren't amused by Apple's play on words, and called the Cupertino, California-based company's statements "incorrect" and "untrue".
 
According to Bloomberg News, the U.K. Court of Appeal in London has ordered Apple to remove the notice from its website within 24 hours to correct the inaccuracies. It also has to post a new, revised version within 48 hours.
 
“I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this,” said a puzzled Judge Robin Jacob. “That is a plain breach of the order.”
 
One of Samsung's lawyers, Henry Carr, piled on by starting that Apple's original notice left the “impression that the U.K. court is out of step with other courts” by mentioning the judgments in Apple's favor by German and U.S. courts.

Source: Bloomberg



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RE: fail
By Alexstarfire on 11/1/2012 12:25:47 PM , Rating: 5
Those tactics from Microsoft are from an era we've long since past and they paid a good deal for it, even now. I do believe that they still don't bundle MSE with Windows for fear for being "anti-competitive." If you are saying they still use these tactics then I'd like for you to point a few out as I, and probably others as well, are clueless in this regard.

And the same for Google really. What are you saying that Google has done to hurt the market? Privacy issues aside.

I don't believe that these "privacy issues" are much to be worried about either. Not only because for the most part they don't really care what you are doing other than to target you with ads, which I realize is akin to saying "I don't care because it doesn't affect me," but also because you aren't forced to use Google products. Many people, myself included, would trade "private" information, for a free product. If you aren't one of these people then just don't use them, that's that. Most of my "private" information I'd just tell people anyway provided they asked. So unless Google, or any company for that matter, is storing my SSN, giving away my passwords, or a select few other things it's not really an issue to me. And it's certainly a lot less disturbing than a recent article that says police can install cameras on private property without a warrant.


RE: fail
By dark matter on 11/1/12, Rating: -1
RE: fail
By Alexstarfire on 11/2/2012 4:07:02 PM , Rating: 3
Did you reply to the wrong comment? I'm not Tony.


RE: fail
By DrChemist on 11/2/2012 12:46:06 PM , Rating: 3
I called this exactly in my initial comment when the first came out. That Samsung should go back and file either contempt of court a general motion for not following the judges orders and basically saying we did nothing wrong on the ridiculous letter of crap I read that apologizes for nothing.


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