Unity on Windows 8

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
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":

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_vs_microsoft#Court_case>


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).

<http://www.businessworld.in/businessworld/content/Samsung-Wins-Dutch-Court.html>

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