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IT News Thread, Apple Apology Posted In Samsung Vs Apple Case in Other News; Originally Posted by sonofsanta Happening for me too, now you mention it. Sneaky buggers. Me 3, barstewards! I might change ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Happening for me too, now you mention it. Sneaky buggers.
    Me 3, barstewards! I might change their apology page to our school block page

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    Well, I'm not convinced they aren't being sly about it as usually when I visit 'Apple.com' it auto-redirects me to Apple.co.uk based on my IP location but this morning it didn't - I was left on Apple.com and had to manually change to the UK site to see the announcement. It might be a caching issue but I can't help but feel they might have jimmied with the auto-redirect so that UK customers aren't automatically sent to the UK page... Then again this might be my tin-foil-hat brain seeing conspiracy theories everywhere...
    Not doing it for me

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    Nor me...as for the website issue and the apology...if I go to 2560x1600 and full screen on chrome or FF, I can make out the first line of the bit at the bottom

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    Hmmm on Apple.com/uk If I switch to fullscreen (in Firefox) it resizes the images to fill the screen (which keeps the apology hidden). This is not a behavior that happens on Apple.com


    edit: from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...ment-case.html


    Users of the website Reddit, however, accused the company of inserting a piece of coding that made the new apology more difficult to find.

    The piece of code is alleged to increase the size of an iPad Mini advert so that users of Apple's site have to scroll down the homepage for the Samsung apology to be visible.

    Reddit user Poodlemastah wrote: "It is there specifically to get the bottom 310px of the website out of view. Independent of screen resolution. This is blatantly just to get the statement out of view from most people."

    The JavaScript resize code does not appear on the main Apple US site.
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    I looked at the UK site and you have to scroll to see the statement, no matter what the window resolution.

    The whole matter rests on the European Community Design. Many will know about this, but in a nutshell, a community design registration can be something as trivial as a shape or drawing. It's supposed to protect the look and feel of products, but there are only so many variations you can make on a rectangle.

    Apple's community design:
    Community Design 000181607-0001

    If a company feels that a competitor 'infringes' this shape, design, etc, it can apply for an injunction to prevent the competitor's product being sold.

    Read this and weep/laugh.
    The Community Design: ...and you Thought the USPTO Was Bad
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    The obfuscating Javascript has now gone.

    This is a very interesting read. Don't let its format put you off, it's very clearly written.
    Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1430 (09 November 2012)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    The obfuscating Javascript has now gone.

    This is a very interesting read. Don't let its format put you off, it's very clearly written.
    Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1430 (09 November 2012)
    I'm developing a strange love of reading court notes at the moment; I think it's how unexpectedly clear and well stated they are, instead of the dry twisted legalese you expect to come across.

    That was brilliant though. And perfectly pitched, as well - Apple have been petulant children, so the court has played Disappointed Parent - especially para 32.

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