Unity on Windows 8
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Mon Sep 19 11:41:59 CDT 2011
Bob Sneidar wrote:
> Or it might mean that they have taken so much from Apple already, that to take more would almost certainly result in another ugly lawsuit and this time Apple has the money to fight it.
To clarify, Apple lost their suit against Microsoft on the grounds that
the only protectable elements had been licensed, and the rest was deemed
by the court to be "not original":
This outcome is similar in many respects to that of the Dutch court's
ruling for the EU in the recent Apple vs. Samsung case, in which nine
out of ten of Apple's allegations against Samsung were dismissed,
including all of those involving the design of the physical device
itself (so much for "blatant copying").
The only item upheld by the court was the bounce-scroll effect (note to
LiveCode developers: if you emulate this, be sure to only use it on iOS
or fear the wrath), and even there the judge gave Samsung several weeks
to roll out a patch to correct that (the injunction won't be enforced
until mid-October, and only if Samsung fails to comment out those two or
three lines of code).
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