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Two words: "contributory infringement" ...Two more words: "direct infringement": http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/contributory_infringement
It's educational that DED brought up the 1992 copyright case, Apple v. Microsoft. This was the infamous "look and feel" trial whereby Apple failed to clinch that their design prowess would rule. As a courtroom spectator then, I saw (now retired) jurist Vaughn Walker (of prop. 8 fame) masterfully "rule from the bench" that a look-and-feel doctrine could not be established, because copyright only protects "expression", but that items like overlapping windows and the file...
Another analogy: Even though Einstein was verified correct for developing (even inventing) seminal contributions to special relativity, the photoelectric effect, general relativity, and quantum mechanics, he should be considered a "failure" for not having developed a unified field theory within his lifetime, and only winning one Nobel prize instead of two!
Has China Mobile also denied the Xinhua News Agency report?
     "It's 35 years old and has no relevancy anymore."   Surely you jest.  Although the Unix copyrights associated with the hundreds of millions of iOS devices are technically maxed out at  30 years old (Settings->General->About->Legal Notices), they are renewals of copyrights associated with a much older and venerable Unix.   There may be actual lines of code in every Mac OS X and iOS 7 from the Unix circa 1970s.  (My own code therein is only 29 years old, though;...
I really dig this setup -- Apple the 64-bit Superman or Ninja Warrior fending off all attacks, alongside the 8-bit Nintendo or Atari cartoonish pencil-neck geek wimps bowing to the superior force.
Does this mean Java is next ?!    Oh goody if so !?
How this meme may eventually turn out reminds me of the play-on-words highlighted in the 70s by British folkies The Dransfield brothers, with an album entitled "Popular to Contrary Belief".
Both 4K / UltraHD and H.265 hardware decode-ready, presumably, via a Broadcom BCM7445 chip or the like. Not mentioned at AppleInsider in a while; be sure to look for such in the teardown. Of course the wireless bandwidth for 4K even with H.265 remains out-of-reach for most, but H.265 for pre-existing 1080p would be sweet for content hogs and existing pipes.
On the concall, TC discussed that since the buyback program unfolds over time, the average re-purchase price would be reported at the program's end, as if it were executed by "dollar cost averaging". Perhaps this has gone out of style, but can't Apple's Braeburn subsidiary use "zero-cost collar" options to hedge share retirement at a fixed price, similar to foreign currency hedging? This would only make sense if the option premiums are reasonable, and if the 400ish price...
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