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    Patent wars - Apple on the receiving end though

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    Motorola have forced Apple to pull products in the wake of a Patent victory:

    BBC News - Motorola makes Apple pull iPads and iPhones in Germany

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    About time, but that patent is a GLOBAL patent, so why is it not enforced globally?!

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    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    About time, but that patent is a GLOBAL patent, so why is it not enforced globally?!
    Because German courts don't have global jurisdiction, not to mention their courts are notorious for being brutal with their rulings. I've got a couple of German injunctions that were faxed to me a while ago at home, trying to enforce a ruling in Germany in the UK... 80 pages of threats. Great stuff.

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    What the hell did you do?! LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Because German courts don't have global jurisdiction, not to mention their courts are notorious for being brutal with their rulings. I've got a couple of German injunctions that were faxed to me a while ago at home, trying to enforce a ruling in Germany in the UK... 80 pages of threats. Great stuff.
    haha quality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    What the hell did you do?! LMAO
    I ran a website with photos/videos from a german animal testing lab. In germany, there is a law allowing companies to block the publication of materials detrimental to their business. No such law exists here, or in the USA where the files were hosted.

    Got some British ones too, but they're less interesting.

    Didn't stop them trying though
    Last edited by localzuk; 3rd February 2012 at 03:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    In germany, there is a law allowing companies to block the publication of materials detrimental to their business.
    Blimey, and they say OUR politicians are in the pockets of big business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Blimey, and they say OUR politicians are in the pockets of big business!
    I oversimplified it a bit. Basically, the photos I hosted were taken inside the building by an employee who was undercover for an animal rights group. German law states that the photos actually are copyright to the company, as they didn't give permission. There isn't a 'for the public good' clause as a defence. Whereas, over here, they'd be protected by whistle-blowing laws etc... That's not to say our laws are great. It is now illegal to economically blackmail a company (ie. protesting against them in order to reduce their sales would be covered by it in strictest terms), and it is harassment to call 2 different people in a company (whereas it used to be illegal only if you kept calling the same person).

    So, both countries have their advantages and disadvantages.

    In this case, German law is doing a good job, forcing Apple to realise that it can't go around breaking intellectual property law just because they're big and popular.
    Last edited by localzuk; 3rd February 2012 at 05:43 PM.

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    Well, the injunction was suspended this afternoon anyway, so business as usual for Apple.



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