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@jlrivard @flatandjuicy @10btcom Good point, but since all of this was presented to the Jury and they still decided unanimously for Apple I'm not sure what including all of this would add to the article.
I don't personally think there should be any software patents. And that patents in general should have a much shorter life. And that the US patent system grants all sorts of ridiculous patents. And lots more. But what does any of that have to do with the point of this article? That copying in this case, which the jury agreed with, was still a successful strategy for Samsung?
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@LAN9 On point thanks. Agree with the similarities. Also agree that we're seeing the same pattern here--Samsung's newer phones have signiificant innovation in them and are less and less about copying Apple. Does seem like they have some work to do to figure out what is useful innovation vs. pointless change (see any review of the new Tab 10.1), but regardless they have much to admire in their newer products.
Jeez @aequitas, do you have to turn every conversation about anything into a blast against iOS? @timrdsn was making a reasonable point about why Windows Phone might not have been successful (vs. Farhad's argued "different than familiar iOS" theory). You could maybe think about replying to that point by either agreeing or disagreeing with him. Instead of just taking that conversation completely off track into another stupid Android vs. iOS slugfest.
C'mon. Let a little light in once in a while.
Are you referring to Apple or Samsung here?
Wow, as usual the pointless flame wars in the comments make it a heavy slog.
Nice job Farhad. As usual. I will say it feels a bit incomplete. Seems like the obvious analysis that still needs to be done is how this all turned out. In $. Samsung made $X in Smartphones, they might pay A, B, or C but would still profit handsomely no matter what.
And before the article is over you really should have included some stuff about how Android and Samsung have innovated past their original copying enough that it isn't clear whether the newer stuff would lose in court if Apple sued and many would point out that the transfer of ideas has been going the other way if anything (notifications for example, the move to larger screens...).
Any file they don't find a match for gets uploaded to Apple's servers. Since you can't check ahead of time whether they have a copy or not, and you can't selectively enable iTunes match, and Apple doesn't talk about the details of how Match works in their Terms and Conditions, it seems to me possible that they could for example provide access to the MPAA to say hashes of the files that their users upload. Since they are clear in their Terms and Conditions that they don't condone piracy, I don't think you can cry foul after the fact. You can I suppose enable iTunes Match, download the new matched music manually song by song, then replace your originals, disable the service and HOPE. Not sure that's exactly a promise of amnesty though...
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