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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: Hmm...
By augiem on 11/1/2012 3:22:39 PM , Rating: 3
Since when, in any legal case, did the defendants present any facts that go against their case? Like I say, there's absolutely nothing in there that is not true. The fact that there is no balance is no surprise, that's how legal cases work.

This is NOT a legal case being presented in a courtroom. That is over and Apple lost. This is the punishment as ordered by the court. Apple does not have the right to spin it in their favor or leave out details to save face.

RE: Hmm...
By messele on 11/1/2012 3:45:03 PM , Rating: 1
It's still a legal case and the principles persist. They (like anybody) are going to do the absolute bare minimum to comply and, in the absence of being told otherwise, will put in anything they please to get their own point across.

This IS the punishment ordered by the court, that is my point too. The orders were ambiguous and frankly the Judge was incredibly sloppy in the presenting of his orders.

RE: Hmm...
By Helbore on 11/1/2012 6:00:35 PM , Rating: 3
They (like anybody) are going to do the absolute bare minimum to comply

Actually, that's not true. Some people regret their crimes and will go out of their way to comply with the spirit of the law. The courts tend to look favourably on such people.

Similarly, the courts take a dim view of those who try their damnedest to skirt around their punishments.

There's a simple rule in law - do not piss off the judge.

"The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong. It's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't have steak." -- Robert Heinlein

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