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I'm seeing a lot of mistaken assumptions about how the law works here. First, we've got to separate the 2 things we're talking about: (1) the entry and search of this guy's place, and (2) the possibility of the 2 apple guys impersonating officers of the law. So, for (1), it's important to understand that the cops can say just about anything to convince you to let them in and search your place without a warrant, and it's NOT illegal. Cops are legally allowed to lie to...
Warrant or no warrant, identifying themselves properly or not, police officers entering the residence or apple employees or both, NONE of that matters in a legal sense once they guy let them come in and search and didn't ask to see a warrant or say no. All he had to do was say no. The guy was a goof and basically tossed his rights within the confines of the immediate situation by acquiescing to their requests to enter and search. All he had to do was say no, and they...
Well, now that the PD says "yeah, we were there", it throws any allegations of someone impersonating a law officer out the window. If nothing against the law happened there, plus the guy let them in and agreed to the search, then essentially no laws were broken with regards to this search at all. Why the cops said "wasn't us" and then changed their story to "whoops, yeah, we were there" is a separate thing that might come back to bug them later, but that won't mean...
The article doesn't state whether or not the cops (or guys saying they were cops but lying) produced a warrant when they showed up at his door. Whether it was the real cops or not, this guy should never have let them in the door or even answered a single question if they did not produce a warrant. Even if they DID have a warrant (which would have meant they were real law enforcement of SOME kind, otherwise the warrant would be a forgery, and that's a pretty deep rabbit...
I know that iweb will keep working with idisk, and I can use it to post my site somewhere else via FTP, but of course, that hosting won't be free. However, my main concern isn't really hosting a "site" persay, as much as hosting web-accessible files that I (or someone else) can access via your basic web link. I guess the dropbox thing requires that you access your files with some sort of app, regardless of platform, right? (correct me if I'm wrong on that, I'm not a...
Yeah, I think I get it, but since there was no agreement between apple and realnetworks wherein apple agreed to anything about what realnetworks was attempting to do, the only basis for the complaint would be an anti-competitive/anti-trust thing, right? And on a strictly anti-trust basis, it seems like it has no chance of succeeding, regardless of whether apple broke the functionality intentionally or accidentally.
I get that maybe you don't like itunes on Windows, that's fine, but it's important to note that the lawsuit is about the itunes store. The Apple i-devices being locked to the itunes app to get music into them is NOT the same thing as them being locked to using only music from the itunes store. You can import your CDs into itunes by letting itunes do the conversion, OR you can convert elsewhere and just drag in your converted files, your choice. You can import MP3s you...
I don't really understand this lawsuit. It seems that it's mistaking the itunes app with the itunes store, which are obviously not the same thing. Everybody knows you can bring in music from any source, in a variety of formats, and itunes will stick them into your ipod, and you're good to go. All you have to do is never click the itunes store icon, and you never have to interact with it, and you still get full functionality for your ipod or i-whatever. Is it that the...
It's sort of amazing how some little snippets of press releases from two giant companies, both of which were probably authored by committee or at least more than one person, can still come across as bitchy.
I can undestand the opinion that optical discs will eventually go away, but unless you have a macbook air, any other mac you could possibly own right now does have an optical drive, so why deprive yourself of some software you want to purchase just because of how distribution may go at some unspecified time in the future? Doesn't make sense to me to wait. If you order it online, you'll get it in a few days, while if you wait for the mac app store to be up and running,...
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