Apple Might Sue MeFebruary 12, 2007 at 6:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Now after posting http://rahulsblogbeta.blogspot.com/2007/02/much-anticipated-apple-version-of.html Apple Inc might just sue me.
Ah, Apple.No company can ever compete with its brilliant product design,quality of service,or skills at harassing anyone with even a thought of crossing their path. The iphone was released at MacWorld 2007 and expectantly stunned the hoi polloi with its keypad-less design . Everyone wants one now,and while they wait for the sales of their iphone to sky rocket , Windows Mobile users could download a skin for their phones so they would look like iphones. No points for guessing that Apple threw a hissy-fit– these were copyrighted icons and designs that were used without permission, and hence an infringement on their rights.
But here’s the best part –not only did the Big Fruit run around demanding the skins be taken down , they even served legal notices to the bloggers who reported its existence!
The content of the message goes thus:
“It has come to our attention that u have posted a screenshot Apple’s iphone and links that facilitate the installation of that screenshot on a pocketPC device.
“While we appreciate your interest in the iphone, the icons and screen shots displayed on your website are copyrighted by Apple.
“Apple therefore demands that you remove this screenshot from your website and refrain from facilitating t5he further dissemination of Apple’s copyrighted material by removing the link to http://forum.xda-developers.com/, where said icons and screen shots are being distributed.”
It seems that new heights have been scaled in ridiculousness. Says Michael Arrington of popular blog TechCrunch.” I think this is all complete nonsense.If Apple wants to go after the guy that made the Windows Mobile skin that looks like the iphone, fine. But to bully bloggers who are simply reporting on this is another matter.”
And you thought you needed to buy an Apple product to experience their award-winning entertainment skills.
Finally, who knows — the Apple’s people might end at my blog and sue me for posting the screenshots of this copyrighted iphone.