Originally Posted by lamewing
Sigh. No, I don't want the to "wail". I never said anything such as that. I expected them to state that they were wrong in their statement. If they wanted to add something along the lines of "pursuant to court order number xxxxxx we were wrong in our statement regarding Samsung...."
Adding the extra nonsense about the other cases bypasses the actual point of the court's order and they should be held in contempt for the act.
What more did "I want"? Nothing. Never said I did. Reread my post.
In the UK, a judge may order you to apologise, but they will not ask you to say you were wrong. I don't know why that is but I think it's because under UK law, it is your right to disagree, even if the judgement goes against you. In this country, even when someone has been acquitted of murder, we've had senior police officers telling the press that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the crime. In short, they are disagreeing with the verdict.
Forcing you to say you're wrong would be infringing on that right. If I can refer back to my favourite court-ordered apology, the Sun newspaper vs Elton John.
The paper had to put up a front page spread that apologised for stating Elton John was gay. The paper complied, but it never said that Elton John wasn't gay; it only apologised for saying it. The difference is not even subtle.
In any case, how can Apple be forced to apologise and say they were wrong when they didn't bring the case in the first place?
If you could be forced to say you were wrong or you were forced to say you were guilty, then how could you ever appeal?