Gizmodo cleared of charges related to lost iPhone 4

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in iPhone edited January 2014
http://gizmodo.com/5829554/gizmodo-o...-iphone-4-case



So many armchair lawyers were certain that charges would be filed and a conviction was guaranteed. Guess the real lawyers disagreed.



Since they didn't commit a crime, will they be allowed back to Apple events

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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,753moderator
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    Originally Posted by Tulkas View Post


    Since they didn't commit a crime, will they be allowed back to Apple events



    Laws are written and enforced by people who make errors of judgement. If the law rules that a patent troll has the right to $8m, it doesn't mean everyone should agree with it.



    Gizmodo paid someone who misappropriated lost property and then released trade secrets. Regardless of whether the law says they are not guilty of a punishable crime, their actions were clear for everyone to see.



    The people who sold it have been charged with crimes, one of handling stolen property and if they go through, they will be imprisoned. If you buy a stolen car, you won't be charged because the law most likely can't prove you did it knowing a crime took place. In this case, a technology blog purchasing a stolen prototype for $5000 (well above the value of a phone) should have been a clear indicator of guilt.



    Not that I think this crime was serious enough to deserve a prison sentence but Gizmodo aren't getting their invites back.
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