Originally Posted by techno
Well Apple does have a track record of disregarding trademarks and dealing with the monetary consequences later. A bit of a bully. They didn't really show much respect for Apple records. Who thinks of them now when you hear "Apple"? Sitting on top the biggest pile of cash does give one a sense of power.
I remember another tech company that tried to buy their way out of unfair business practices.
Didn't turn out too well for them in the end.
All it takes is 1 judge to award iTV a statement 50 billion in damages - let Apple know that their mountain of cash isn't above the law.
It's hard to stop a juggernaut - but they can sure as hell be slowed down.
Microsoft changed their tune pretty quick when governments came looking for cash.
Remember that governments are just big business, with standing armies and real power.
As big as Apple would like to believe they are, big business governments can take their wealth at a moments notice.
Apple should play nice.