QUOTE(Aldanga @ Jan 27 2012, 01:02 PM)
LOL. I thought exactly the same thing.
I wish we could move away from the ridiculous notion of intellectual "property". If the Internet has shown us anything, it's that without intellectual property creativity only increases; people are more free to utilize previous works of others, and this enables them to advance things more quickly.
Yea look at Apple suing all Android phone makers now. HTC Samsung and Motorola all being hit with suits from Apple to attempt to end or block sales of their device. The funny thing was one was with samsung because they claimed that it looked like the Ipad and would confuse consumers. I mean its like apple copyrighted the rounded corner rectangle? Consumers aren't stupid. They know one box and product is labeled samsung and one says apple... Then after these $100 million lawsuits are done and over with the cost is passed onto the consumer and that is why apple products are all way overpriced. Like their iphones are all priced close to android phones, but full price is ridiculous and is usually $100-200 priced higher then android phones, but you can get them for around $200-300 on 2 year... The funny thing is you can get a 32gb ipad or 32gb iphone for $750, but you would expect that the larger product would cost way more... Then their PCs and laptops are way overpriced because you can get the windows PC or laptop with equivalent hardware for like $300-800 cheaper. When people want to buy Apple, they know what Apple is. When they want Samsung, they know what product is samsung and so on. This is purely abuse of the patent system with all these frivolous lawsuits flying around. I just mention apple so much because I have seen lots of news recently because they are back and forth with samsung and moto. The whole point is not because a company made a similar product to you and ripped off everything about it, the patents are bland and worded to try to sneakingly get broader coverage of what the patent is actually covering.