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  • Man who claims to be Bitcoin creator eyes lawsuit against Apple

    Wow so many clowns who claim to know somethign about copyright law.
    camber said:
    The document itself contains no Copyright—the word Copyright does not appear in the document nor the © symbol, no date of copyright and no individual/company who owns the copyright. These are three more impediments to a successful copyright suite against Apple. Furthermore, although Apple has deep pockets and is therefore a 'good' target for such a suite, copyright provides the least protection of all the intellectual property laws. He can threaten all he likes but a successful suit is highly unlikely!
    Wrong. It is not necessary to include the (c) symbol to sue someone for infringement. Including the symbol is beneficial to the copyright holder because, among other things, it precludes certain defenses.

    because an unused sample white paper appeared in macOS? FFS Attention seeking, fame fucker. Even if he had proof he was the author it would still be a very dubious case. Without proof it sounds like a grift from a former president who's about to be a convicted felon. Humanity really needs a reboot. 
    What makes it "dubious" if he can prove he is the author?  What element of a copyright infringement claim is missing here?  

    Although Wright has yet to file a formal lawsuit against Apple, it's unlikely he will succeed since he still has to provide irrefutable evidence that he is indeed the creator of Bitcoin. Given the nature of the document, it's also unclear if any copyright law applies.

    No, he only needs to prove he is the author. Fictious names and pseudonyms may be used, and the author is still entitled to copyright protection.  

    He also doesn't need to prove that he invented Bitcoin. All he needs to prove is that he wrote the article. 

  • Burglars cut through wall, steal $500,000 in gear from Apple Store

    eightzero said:
    Ha. If only there were some available technology to alert property owners of suspicious activity within their premises, like some sort of machine that would detect unauthorized motion, or that could take remote pictures. Alas, such things are probably beyond the capability of a small company like Apple. 
    Pretty clear you didn't read the article
    it wasn't until the following morning that Apple staff learned the full scale of the heist.
    Based on what they observed from surveillance footage, Lynnwood police believe it to have been a well-organized operation.
  • Kremlin says nyet to iPhone ahead of presidential election

  • Lost bag with AirTag saga is over -- but United still hasn't explained itself

    dewme said:
    This is crazy. Now we’re getting into a sequel and possibly a recurring series to gripe about one person’s delay in getting her bag delivered like it’s a world history defining event? Over the past few weeks tens of thousands of people missed their flights and had their holiday travel ruined due to airline related issues, some of which were weather related but some of which were due to the airlines having systems that failed miserably under stress. At least one person missed his heart transplant operation due to airline failures and that story barely received any coverage compared to AirTag Karen's “horrific baggage delivery delay.” A little bit of perspective, please. 

    The AirTag devices are pretty awesome for what they do, but nobody including Apple fully understood the unintended consequences that would result from them being deployed on the scale that Apple products enjoy. This includes misuse like stalking, but also the increased burden on law enforcement that will result from people engaging the police whenever they believe their AirTag is providing evidence of a crime in progress. Whether a crime is involved or not, suddenly having a bunch of people expecting an immediate reaction from law enforcement to AirTag related calls isn’t something the municipalities planned for in advance. The same deal with emergency features like fall and crash detection. Did Apple consult with law enforcement and emergency responders to help prepare them for the increased demands that were going to be imposed on them?

    We've already seen that law enforcement and emergency responders are fully behind all of these new technologies coming into their world. They are highly supportive and ramping up their ability to respond. The same response will undoubtedly be seen in the airline industry as they adapt how they do their business to new technologies that overlap their areas of concern. But none of this can happen overnight and doing it when you’re already treading water and operating under duress with staffing shortages makes it even more difficult. Just like hospital ERs they have to triage and prioritize and sometimes those who aren’t at the top of the list are going to feel like they are getting substandard service. Hey, it happens. But making your individual grievances the center of attention outside of your personal scope of concern doesn’t help those who are trying to solve, sorry to say it, much larger problems. Difficult times call for resilience and perspective, up to and including having to suck it up and get in line. Don’t become part of the problem.
    What's even crazier is the time you spent ranting about it. 
  • New York passes functionally toothless Right to Repair bill

    Nothing but a clickbait headline that is not justified by any facts. The law seems like it strikes a sensible balance between consumers and manufacturers. The fact that some moron can't desolder any individual chip on his motherboard does not make it "toothless" or "watered down."