Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost
If the courts had applied justice, none of this would be an issue. As a result of the court's refusal to apply justice, Samsung has shown that stealing works. What you propose is that innovation is worthless.
Truly, we live in an abhorrent age.
No... I'm not proposing it. See your first line, "If the courts had applied justice". I'm bowing to reality and throwing up my hands in despair and disgust.
On this recent thread Florian Mueller backs Samsung legal strategy of trivializing Apple's technology
, it is being debated how much worth the current patents Apple is suing over should be.
As I understand it at this point, a judge will be making that determination. How can that be? If Apple doesn't want to license their IP and sets a price that is prohibitive for that very reason, how can a company just steal it and then have a judge decide how much it is worth after the fact?
If you make an offer to purchase my car, and I refuse or set a "priceless" tag due to what ever reason I want to (maybe I procreated the first time in the back seat) should a judge determine the value of the car AFTER you decide to just steal it? Should the judge apply the principle that 1000's (millions?) of cars have been used for the very same purpose thru out history of the automobile, and determine my "priceless tag" is worth no more than a few cents? Reasoning being that "backseats" are a "standard" and not wanting to inconvenience the competition or you to install bucket seats in the back... which BTW... I could care less, but not in MY CAR!
Fact also remains that I do NOT want to sell my car or even rent it to you, and I believe I should have that right. You owe me for stealing the car and depriving me of using it to further my Mid-life Crisis Therapy at my leisure... which again... I deem "priceless"... but would still like to be compensated so that no one else gets the stupid idea you had to just steal it.
So let that be a warning to y'all: keep your hands off of my car!
PS. I don't have the slightest idea where I came up with this analogy......?!... but you did mention, "Truly, we live in an abhorrent age" and I was transported back to a far simpler time of my life...
EDIT: BTW... the backseat was standard, but the tiger-print upholstery in my school colors was definitely unique (allbeit corny!)... and an ice-breaker. Innovation comes from the most mundane and apparently stupid and obvious ideas.Edited by ThePixelDoc - 4/14/14 at 2:50am