Originally Posted by Tulkas
Have you even read the ruling from the appeal?
-They did not change the text of the apology. Actually, they was NO APOLOGY ORDERED.
-They actually cut and pasted exactly the text that was ordered
-They put the link on their main page exactly as order by the appeals court. Again, read the ruling. The court ordered the link to appear on the main page.
-The used the exactly font and size ordered
-No apology was ordered. They were ordered to post the courts decision in order to clear up any confusion from potential buyers about the status of the case. Period
Please read the ruling. Apple followed exactly what was ordered. All you can fault them for is adding to the notice additional facts. That's it.
Can you post a link to the appeals court ruling? All I could find was the original trial ruling http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/2049.html
Based on that it's clear that Apple was ordered to
"at its own expense, (a) post in a font size no small [sic] than Arial 14 pt the notice specified in Schedule 1 to this Order on the home pages of its EU websites ("the Defendant's Websites"), as specified in Schedule 1 to this order, together with a hyperlink to the judgment of HHJ Birss QC dated 09 July 2012, said notice and hyperlink to remain displayed on the Defendant's Websites for a period of one year from the date of this Order or until further order of the Court (b) publish in a font size no small than Arial 14 pt the notice specified in Schedule 1 to this Order on a page earlier than page 6 in The Financial Times, the Daily Mail, The Guardian, Mobile Magazine and T3 magazine." (paragraph 4, emphasis mine).
on the Euro-region versions of the Apple Web site.
This request was modified by paragraph 57 to limit it to 6 month and the UK site only.
Clearly Apple was supposed to put the statement ON the home page and not just link to it. That's their non-compliance. That and the font size. How did it go from being "Arial 14" to "11 point" in the later order?