Maybe so, but do you think Joe user is going to sue the big boys for cutting off his service? And if Joe wins, what do you think the damages will be? Restoration of service and some lawyer's fees? And what IP lawyer do you think will take on such a case?
Everyone seems to be overlooking the fact that we're talking about a product here that's small enough to be dropped in a briefcase, or shipped in a small box. This will only increase the demand for the product across the border. If I'm a consumer and I really want one of these, all I have to do is take a quick trip across the border, or find someone over there who will sell and ship me one. Do you think Apple's going to pursue damages for that guy, when all they'd recover is a small fraction of the price of one product?
If that doesn't do it, consider this: If the infringing feature is implemented in software, then all Samsung has to do is release a new rev. of their OS without the feature, and they're back. Don't you think that Samsung's management has planned out a strategy for this a long, long time ago?
Geez, people. You people would make a great audience for a Godzilla movie!
A patent protects the functionality of a product. The way the blocks are manipulated in the game is functional.
Until this is heard on appeal
(Oh, and copyrights are worldwide
There are such rights in the U.S., but to copy a database, you must first have access to it. When was GeoCoder given access to the Canadian Post files? As the GeoCoder DB is an independent, crowdsourced work, the only claim the Canadian Post could have is in its contents.
I'd say that postal codes aren't "works of authorship" entitled to copyright protection. It looks like the canadian lawyer is making a similar argument from paragraph 23 on.
So the prosecutor got the wrong criminal charge. Am I supposed to be impressed?
Goldman Sachs can still go after him and ruin his life for theft of trade secrets, copyright infringement, violations of his employee agreement, and a host of other things. That will be before another judge in civil court, folks, with different laws entirely.
Maybe "slavery" was on the way out, but racial injustice certainly wasn't.
This is a part of the 14th amendment: "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws". Without the civil war the states could march in and take whatever they wanted from lesser-privileged classes, and it was all legally legitimate.
Hundreds of thousands died in the Civil War, but far more future lives would have been ruined without the conflict!
"We can influence any pump within a 300ft [91m] range," Mr Jack told the BBC. "We can make that pump dispense its entire 300 unit reservoir of insulin and we can do that without requiring its ID number."
So you're telling me that a bad actor could affix a computer with malicious software to a car, and drive it to the parking lot of a hospital that refills these insulin pumps, and kill lots of people?
And how would the police detect such a thing, let alone find who was responsible? A terrorist would be long gone before law enforcement had the first clue.
If I were the maker of one of these wireless medical devices, I'd be tempted to tell my users to wrap them in foil!