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It does not matter what damages the court offers up if Samsung refuses to pay up. The only remedy that Microsoft will have if Samsung does not comply is seizure of Samsung property. This could include product shipments at their point of entry. The US government could set sanctions but that does not pay Microsoft back.
A court decision determining that Samsung must pay royalties as defined by contract and court decision will have little impact on Samsung if they still refuse to pay. The only action that will ensure that Samsun complies is for US and EU to sanction Samsung by allowing the seizure and sale of Samsung property. An important ban would be the second choice. Unfortunately, it does nothing to compensate Microsoft or any other company harmed by Samsung's illegal actions.
The US admitted it's error. Even earlier Russian regimes admitted their actions with regard to shooting down a Korean Air flight. Under Putin, Russia admits nothing. Instead, they blame everyone else.
This from a country known for it's open, free society. One where the people are free to conduct their personal and public affairs, even to the point of dissent, without fear of reprisal. A country where one's religious, political and even gender preferences are practiced unabated and without fear. A country that has kept solid rein on it's hackers and cyber criminal elements. A country whose operations with the Ukraine and Chechnya are open and above reproach. Yeah. Right!
They aren't complaining about apps that use geolocation. They are complaining about system level service that enable capabilities such as "Find My Phone." And, that is easy to turn off in settings. Really simple.
So, if it's a problem, they can turn bro-location services off.
Then they would still have to negotiate with Amazon. I'm sure that will go well. Amazon will tell them what they will get—take it or leave it. And, if their is a guild, I'm sure that Amazon will be scared into toeing the line.
Publishers add value. They edit and often improve books. They reduce the publishing risk and/or enhance the return for authors. They advertise and give new authors a voice they may not otherwise get. As long as they add value, they need to be in the mix.
Here's something to chew on... Just because a deal is good for one party (in this case the consumer according to Amazon) (aside: it's nice to know that Amazon isn't in the least bit concerned with it's short- and long-term profit picture! Snort!), that does not mean that it's good for everyone else (authors and publishers in this case). History had shown, time and again, that suppliers that cannot get a fair return on their investment of time and money will go...
Yes and no. Those are design features that have to do with look and feel. Streaming is a function that can be implemented in multiple ways, each with a different appearance. But, your point is well taken none-the-less.
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