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Originally Posted by Techboy View Post

What does John expect from Steve? Changing the name of a product is not like asking them to ceasing making it and want a chunk of money from them. That said, if it's not that "big of a deal" why bother suing the small company?

The trademark holder has a responsibility to enforce their trademark: if Apple knowingly allows someone else to tread on their trademark, without some sort of agreement (from which Apple has to benefit), then they lose the right to enforce that trademark against anyone else, too.

In other words, if you don't defend yourself against one infringement (which you know about, or should reasonably be expected to know about), then you lose the trademark. Given the value of the iPod trademark, it's reasonable that Apple takes that pretty seriously...

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You can sue people for using "ipod" in a product name that aren't even a direct competitor

... if they're not a direct competitor, then they have to be in the same business area.

Lexus/Nexus, for example, was unsuccessful when they sued Toyota for their Lexis brand, because the judge decided that cars don't have aren't in the same market as information.

Music players and music file encoding software, though, sounds like a shared market to me!
post #83 of 214
I've written him over the years about various things that I thought were very important and has written me back on a few occasions. So it's not so unheard of..

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Being a multi-billionaire, you'd think he could buy an apostrophe.

Milti-billionaires don't need apostrophes.
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post #85 of 214
I love how Jobs’ reply is so succinct while the original comment is so verbose trying to get Jobs to relate to him and/or see him as some sort of equal.
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I love how Jobs reply is so succinct while the original comment is so verbose trying to get Jobs to relate to him and/or see him as some sort of equal.

It is pretty funny, but pretty much any response anyone ever received from an executive of Steve's level, even internal, would be every bit as brief and to the point. I often wonder how Steve decides what email to even read, or if there is a certain criteria for email being forwarded to him. Or maybe he's just that much a masochist...
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol View Post

Steve Jobs has really devolved into an asshole -- a fuckhead to the highest degree.

I really can't wait until there's a real competitor to Apple. Apple and Steve Jobs have become arrogant little pricks.

A preemptive fuck you to anyone that disagrees with me. Yes, that means *YOU*.

Whatever gave you the idea he was ever anything but? He is and always will be an asshole. Why do you think he was booted from the company that he founded? It wasn't because he gave everyone a warm, fuzzy feeling. But with that said, his maniacal behavior and assholiness has turned Apple into what it is today. Obviously Apple couldn't make it with someone that was less of an asshole. Trust me most CEOs are ass hats of the nth degree and Steve Jobs isn't the worst, not by a long shot. He's just one of the more visible and notorious CEOs. Take any tobacco or oil corporation, now those CEOs are grade 'A' assholes. They deal death and don't blink and eye, now that is a true asshole.

PS. My advice don't take it so personal--I mean unless you worked long hours for him and came up with an idea that made the company successful while you just earned a salary--then you have a right to be angry.

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Originally Posted by Xian Zhu Xuande View Post

It is pretty funny, but pretty much any response anyone ever received from an executive of Steve's level, even internal, would be every bit as brief and to the point. I often wonder how Steve decides what email to even read, or if there is a certain criteria for email being forwarded to him. Or maybe he's just that much a masochist...

I would wager he dictated the response to an underling hence the missing apostrophe if this story is to be believed at all.
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I love how Jobs reply is so succinct while the original comment is so verbose trying to get Jobs to relate to him and/or see him as some sort of equal.

Unlike your diatribes which go on and on and ............ Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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Change your company's name. Not that big of a deal.

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Change your company's name. Not that big of a deal.

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Unlike your diatribes which go on and on and ............ Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

hey i like his diatribes there so... so .. so infor...

<<clunk>>
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

<< loud snoring sounds occur >
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post #93 of 214
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol View Post

Steve Jobs has really devolved into an asshole -- a fuckhead to the highest degree.

I really can't wait until there's a real competitor to Apple. Apple and Steve Jobs have become arrogant little pricks.

A preemptive fuck you to anyone that disagrees with me. Yes, that means *YOU*.

... And you know this about him because you have met him and know him or just by what you see on t.v. and the internet.

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I love how Jobs reply is so succinct while the original comment is so verbose trying to get Jobs to relate to him and/or see him as some sort of equal.

"Equality" has nothing to do with it. It's an open and shut case of trademark infringement. If Jobs tried to appease the guy at all, he'd be obliged to do so with every yayhoo that came along. He simply doesn't have the time for such jibber jabber. As it was, his terseness served the dual purpose of not granting too much credence to such inappropriate requests, and to send out the broad message that such will be the handling of any similar petitions. He's also not the appropriate person to officially handle such requests, as he doesn't have the authority to grant that kind of permission even if he were sympathetic with the guy's situation.

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post #95 of 214
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

The e-mail reportedly read:

Change your apps name. Not that big of a deal.

Steve

Sent from my iPhone

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I myself dropped out of school recently to pursue a path in the Mac software industry, and you yourself have been a consistent inspiration for me.

Something ironic about the fact that the high school dropout wrote with better grammar than the CEO of major corporation.
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hey i like his diatribes there so... So .. So infor...

<<clunk>>
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

<< loud snoring sounds occur >

LMAO!!! Hysterical
post #97 of 214
he writes like people talk
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol View Post

Steve Jobs has really devolved into an asshole -- a fuckhead to the highest degree.

I really can't wait until there's a real competitor to Apple. Apple and Steve Jobs have become arrogant little pricks.

A preemptive fuck you to anyone that disagrees with me. Yes, that means *YOU*.

I think we know who the arrogant little prick is. Yes, that means you!
post #99 of 214
If anybody ever thought his debacle with NeXT or his life-threatening cancer and transplant operation, or even just getting older, would make him a better, more compassionate human being... I guess the answer is NO. He's still the same flaming asshole that ripped off his best friend and never felt any regret about it, a man who will crush someone's life as if they were a gnat without even a second thought, just because he doesn't like the color of their tie.
He may have brought Apple back from the brink of death, but he sure is a douche on a galactic scale.
post #100 of 214
I would have changed it to..... "i Ripod" or "i Rippod". or even "iRip-pods"
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Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post

Hm, if it's not that big of a deal, Steve, then why is Apple asking for the name change in the first place? \

It's not that big of a deal, right Steve? Right?? Steve??? Not that big of a deal????? Hello?? Can anybody hear me??? Not that big of a deal Apple??? So why the fuss Apple???? Steve????? Can we say, "hypocrisy?" Apparently it is a big deal to Apple, so why belittle it Stevieboy? Steve??? It's a bid deal for Apple???? Right??????? Steve?????? You there?

If you knew anything at all about trademark protection, and it's obvious you don't, you would understand that Apple is obligated by law to vigorously defend its trademark in all known instances, or risk losing that same trademark. They have no choice in this matter so before slamming Apple please take the time to learn the f*****g facts instead of using your lame wit to look half assed funny.
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post #102 of 214
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol View Post

Steve Jobs has really devolved into an asshole -- a fuckhead to the highest degree.

I really can't wait until there's a real competitor to Apple. Apple and Steve Jobs have become arrogant little pricks.

A preemptive fuck you to anyone that disagrees with me. Yes, that means *YOU*.


Don't be envious or angry ... just go get a mac.
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post #103 of 214
It's a simple copyright issue. You shouldn't roll someone else's trademarked name into your product to begin with. The developer was wrong and there's no debate here.

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Originally Posted by iStud View Post

Indeed, as I said, you pointed out the o-b-v-i-o-u-s.

How slow can you be. Can't you read more than 3 words in a row?


Don't you know. TechDud doesn't read ... he skims .... that's why he never "gets it."
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It's a simple copyright issue. You shouldn't roll someone else's trademarked name into your product to begin with. The developer was wrong and there's no debate here.

I'm surprised SJ is responding at all. Isn't ripping music from the iPod to the computer supposed to infringe on Apple's agreement with the music labels? This sounds like he's more concerned with the name rather than the action itself. He's indirectly condoning it.
And as if SJ and Apple invented the word "Pod"? Just call it Podripper and let him sue.
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Originally Posted by brucep View Post

the app name exactly decribes the service provided
and so ipodrip should be allowed to exist as long as the writers >> heart felt plea states he has apple running in his blood thru and thru and has only done good by apple

steve was wrong
steve blew a great chance to show some mercy to the tiny little people who exist only to please his holiness

i guess we all some how mistake apple for a caring entity
they don't care
no buisness ever did

this topic has 100 percent agreed with steve
except me and that kim bim bap dude


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Another poster who does not understand the legalities of trademark protection. Please look it up and educate yourself on the subject first so you will not look like an idiot when you post ... we already have TechDud for that.
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Apple sues left and right over their "names"- why would anyone question it?

You can say the same about anyone with a trademark .... but then, you only have an axe to grind with Apple, ... I forgot.
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You can say the same about anyone with a trademark .... but then, you only have an axe to grind with Apple, ... I forgot.

No maybe newbee its because this site is called AppleInsider and it relates to an Apple developer? Jeesh.
So you and iStud are both stalking me now? Think I can handle it?
post #109 of 214
I was hoping to see Jobs response to a developer with a real app-store-approval issue.

Not that I dont feel the frustration of the iPodRip developerI do. But Apple going after others for using the word iPod in their product names goes way backbefore the iPhoneeven if iPodRip never happened to run into the issue before. That kind of rejection is really old news. I want to see Apple put on the spot for the fundamental and shockingly long-running problems with the whole app-approval process.
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I was hoping to see Jobs’ response to a developer with a real app-store-approval issue.

Not that I don’t feel the frustration of the iPodRip developer—I do. But Apple going after others for using the word iPod in their product names goes way back—before the iPhone—even if iPodRip never happened to run into the issue before. That kind of rejection is really old news. I want to see Apple put on the spot for the fundamental and shockingly long-running problems with the whole app-approval process.

I agree - Apple has been burning a lot of bridges lately in regards to that.
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

It's a simple copyright issue. You shouldn't roll someone else's trademarked name into your product to begin with. The developer was wrong and there's no debate here.

Or put an Apple in your logo. I'm surpised they haven't sued NewYork state yet - the big Apple. Or the Apple Bank for Savings. https://www.applebank.com/Default.aspx
post #112 of 214
Well, maybe Apple should've change their name to not tread on the trademark of Apple Corps.
It's not that big of a deal, Steve.
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

He not only has a Mac he is a developer from posts I have read. Not everyone is angry just because they don't get down on their knees. Its a bad misconception here.

In the wonderful world of the internet, nobody is necessarily what they claim to be, no matter how many posts they have. One thing you might be sure of is their hatred of someone/something by the continuing type of drivel they spread. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ..... you know?
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Originally Posted by newbee View Post

In the wonderful world of the internet, nobody is necessarily what they claim to be, no matter how many posts they have. One thing you might be sure of is their hatred of someone/something by the continuing type of drivel they spread. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ..... you know?

Stop talking about yourself- we already know this about you.
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No maybe newbee its because this site is called AppleInsider and it relates to an Apple developer? Jeesh.
So you and iStud are both stalking me now? Think I can handle it?

Posting incomplete and misleading info an any website is wrong, but don't let that stop you ... it never has before.
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Stop talking about yourself- we already know this about you.

TechDud, from reading your posting history, you have me convinced you know nothing about anybody or anything.
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post #117 of 214
Anyone who thinks this was an unacceptably terse reply to a relatively minor business correspondence never exchanged messages with a busy CEO before. I saw nothing that indicated he was being rude.

The guy's trying to make a living off Apple's products, but rules are rules... you don't use somebody else's trademark and not expect to get notified. It obviously wasn't a big deal because he changed the name... which is dumb anyway. RIP can imply theft. Applying the first rule of product name development ("call it what it does") would have made it something like "Music Savior."

Jesus, you think because he runs Apple, and they make clever gadgets, computers and software you've bought, Steve's your pal? Grow up. Email Ballmer and tell him how much Microsoft sucks... see how he responds.
post #118 of 214
Are you sure the email didn't say:-

"Sent from my prototype iPhone that you can't have yet,

nah, nah, nah nah, nah!"

...because that's what I'd have.
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... And you know this about him because you have met him and know him or just by what you see on t.v. and the internet.

There is a saying that it takes an asshole to know an asshole.

But I think that in this case, it is a misunderstanding.
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol View Post

Steve Jobs has really devolved into an asshole -- a fuckhead to the highest degree.

I really can't wait until there's a real competitor to Apple. Apple and Steve Jobs have become arrogant little pricks.

A preemptive fuck you to anyone that disagrees with me. Yes, that means *YOU*.

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