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What sort of simplistic games does Newell think people want to play?   Will the Apple TV run Crysis 3 at high resolution?  
Not true at all.  If a patent has been challenged previously and been found valid, then such a defense wouldn't succeed.  Don't forget, what you see as a loophole might well be in Apple's interest if they are called out on infringing someone else's patent.
Foss patents and Lucy Koh obviously can and do.  http://www.fosspatents.com/   Willfulness presumes that the purported infringer accepts that a patent is valid.  It appears Samsung didn't believe the patents were valid, and subsequent developments have supported them.  Koh seems to feel that Samsung's belief in invalidity was a justifiable defense.
  I wouldn't think it should get pulled at all,  no more than I would think a Web browser should be.  From hearing users characterisations of the site, I very much doubt the images are either illegal or porn.  If you start bandying around silly words like 'indecent', much of art would be targetable.   Should Apple remove all e-book reading apps from the App Store as well, because they could be used with content such as Fifty Shades of Grey, The Story of O, etc,...
I didn't say anything about the Apple becoming Android.  Telling the complainers and critics of the banned app to go fly a kite because It's a photography App and Nudes as a theme in art is much older than Photography - would not have made them Android, it would have just been showing some backbone. . Lightening up and growing up, wouldn't make Apple Android, but it might slightly improve the walled garden reputation that is quite clearly affecting people's perceptions...
I think a hard rain is gonna fall for this one.  
Held liable by whom, for what?   This is just another brick in the wall of the garden.  Seriously, Apple should wake up.  I happened upon this article on Businessweek - " Why I Might Ditch My IPhone for an Android"  in it, the author said:   http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-16/why-i-might-ditch-my-iphone-for-an-android#p2   Being completely non-nonsensical with App Store policing such as evidenced in this article, Apple are only reinforcing their reputation...
You stiil don't seem to understand.  The warranty has a negligible impact on the price to the point it does not account for the price difference.  Prices were higher in Europe than the US, long before the 2 year warrant legislation was introduced.  The main cause of the price difference is manufacturers artificially discounting their prices just for the US market, because they percieve that market wouldn't accept the same prices as in other countries.   Australia doesn't...
They cost more in Europe 'before' the EU legislation was enacted.  The US market is pre-dominated by cheapskates.  Many products cost less in the US than even in their home markets.  It's got next to nothing to do with the cost of honouring warranties.   A pair of B&W 802D speakers will cost you $12,000 in the US and the £ equivalent of $18,481 in the UK.  Sales/Vat  tax differences also play a part.
Apple deserves to be nailed for their attitude to this in the EU.   If you were buying a 15" Macbook Pro Retina in Ireland, Applecare is going to cost you €349 vs a purchase price of €2349.  That's about 15% the cost of buying it for effectively one years extra warranty.  IMO, you would have to be a mug to buy it.  To find out you are covered by the two year statutory warranty, you have to go to the second last link on the page - the word 'warranty' is not even on the...
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