Originally Posted by Dr.No
What does that have to do with ANYTHING? They paid for a story and pictures from a freelancer, and he's the editor / owner of Gawker - but hey - nice twitter!
WOW - does anyone here even know how this all went down? And after having that accurate scenario info - you're going to apply law to it too?
OW ow ow - hurt hurt hurt....
OK, let's just end this now. You pretty clearly got schooled on the law showing it's not legal in either CA or NY to keep, let alone sell, found property. You've annoyingly ignored the posts pointing out applicable NY laws, which don't really matter anyway, because you can't commit a crime in one state and then just run to another state and say neener neener.
So now, you've switched your argument to some alternate reality version of how things went down, in which an unaffiliated, rogue freelancer paid $5k for the prototype, then photographed it, held it on camera, and took it apart. But here on planet Earth, here's how it went down.
- Gizmodo/Denton has admitted to paying for the phone.
- Gizmodo editor Jason Chen took video of himself holding the phone.
- Gizmodo said they themselves took it apart to show the insides, but could only go so far because they didn't want to return it to Apple broken (even though they very well might have broken it).
- Lastly, Bruce Sewell, Apple's VP and General Counsel, sent an official letter
to Gizmodo. This letter says Gizmodo is in possession of the phone and Brian Lam smugly tells Bruce that Jason Chen has the phone.
Welcome to school, you smug moron.