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+ - Obama administration vetoes ITC import ban for iPhone/iPad->

An anonymous reader writes: On saturday the Obama administration vetoed an import ban for the iPhone 4 & iPad 1 +2. Just hours before the deadline. The iPhone 4S, 5 and the iPads 3+4 were not affected by the import ban 'cause they use a different chipset.
In addition the veto states expressively to pay adhere to FRAND conditions. Furthermore the ITC should consider the impact of SEPs more thoroughly and SEPs shall not be used to block competing products. It's the first time since 1987 that a US administration has vetoed a decision of the ITC.

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Comment: phelps (Score 1) 4 4

Leonard told The Guardian that the race brings back memories of Irish swimmer Michelle Smith's four medal win at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996; she was later given a four year ban after failing a drug test.

Shouldn't it bring back the more recent memories of the US swimmer Michael Phelps' six gold medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics at 2008? Honestly I think Phelps' performance was more "unbelievable" and "flat out impossible".

Comment: Re:Censorship, much? (Score 1) 194 194

If what you say is true then a large part of history and literature is hate speech (e.g. historical texts on slavery and Nazi Germany). Should we censor Mein Kampf because it is hate speech? You see how ridiculous this is going to be?

I have no idea how your post got modded insightful either.

Comment: Re:Salaries (Score 1) 886 886

If the hidden-camera videos on youtube are accurate, the companies DON'T want to find U.S. workers, but instead collect resumes (per requirements of U.S. law) simply to throw them in the trash afterwards. Their real mission is to claim "we can't find any locals" to the Congress, so they can apply for temporary visas to import cheaper workers from overseas.

I've heard this over and over again on this website and while I know it feels good to shift the blame to others, it might be a good idea to look at some real hard data. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says the number of unemployed persons was 12.5 million in April. Compared that to 76,627 new H1B visas issued in 2010, I tend to believe that temporary visa workers are not a primary factor of U.S. unemployment.

Comment: Re:Israel (Score 1) 681 681

Do you mean domestic flights are not dangerous? Then just limit the enhanced security to international flights. Problem solved. People traveling during Thanksgiving will be happy. Actually, considering that some terrorists in the past originated from the US, I don't agree that domestic flights are completely safe, but it might be a good trade-off.

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"

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