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Misdemeanor charges have been filed against the two men responsible for shopping around a lost iPhone 4 prototype to various websites before the iPhone 4 was officially unveiled, though no one from Gizmodo -- the site that eventually bought the prototype -- will be charged.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/10/charges.iphone.4.technica/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn
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Give it a break Apple. Who cares anymore.
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Originally Posted by adamkatt;14534374 
Give it a break Apple. Who cares anymore.

Tell me why should they NOT care? Free money to them.

You guys are just so short sighted. Why is anything Apple = instant fail.
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because they are bastards, and there products are only ever going to benefit themselves, so apples products however cool they seem are inherently FAIL for us. This takes away any consumer value their brand may once have had for me
    
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Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2;14534413 
Tell me why should they NOT care? Free money to them.

You guys are just so short sighted. Why is anything Apple = instant fail.

No innovation, blocking the flow of new technology, trying to monopolize the cell phone market, patent trolling, and general business douchebaggery.
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Tell me why should they NOT care? Free money to them.

You guys are just so short sighted. Why is anything Apple = instant fail.

How is Apple making money off of a criminal case? A misdemeanor won't end up in jail and the fine won't go to Apple.
    
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Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2;14534413 
Tell me why should they NOT care? Free money to them.

You guys are just so short sighted. Why is anything Apple = instant fail.

When was it a crime to find a phone/sell a phone, that was found in a bar left behind by an Engineer?

In other news, Apple is looking to be the most valuable company in the United States, over taking Exxon.

We all know how much pull Exxon has in the Government... it seems that with our crippled economy, the Government essentially has to let the company get away with this stuff to keep it on their good side.

I heard about the Jason Chen (editor at Gizmodo) police seizure, but no way did I know the police search and warrant issued were not legal:
http://gizmodo.com/5524843/police-seize-jason-chens-computers

Very interesting read, and shame on Apple Police.
Edited by RagingCain - 8/10/11 at 1:29pm
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They're being charged with misappropriation of lost property and possession of stolen property. Sounds approximately right, at least on the first count.
 
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Originally Posted by Dranx;14534519 
No innovation, blocking the flow of new technology, trying to monopolize the cell phone market, patent trolling, and general business douchebaggery.

Apple products not innovated? Look at there product line holy crap it's nothing but innovation. If you want to say no innovation look at other PC brands such as dell,tobisha,compaq etc, All the same crap with a different sticker on it.

Apple may be overpriced and extremely locked down but hell if they arn't leading in innovation. Now, are they limiting the speed of how there innovation comes out and stopping others from getting ahead? Damn straight i'll agree with that.
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They're being charged with misappropriation of lost property and possession of stolen property. Sounds approximately right, at least on the first count.

Misappropriation is the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose.

Is it someone else's property? Yes, at first. It was lost then found, becoming the property of the findee, so misappropriation can not be applied to the findee.

Is selling the item illegal or images of said product? No. There is no issue of providing images of any product, like I mention below, there is no NDA these members are under.

Was the person who found the item under any NDA? No, there is no contractual agreement between prototype hardware, the manufacturer, and some laymen standbyer.

This is not a legal case. Civil case potentially, one would have a very good case via lawsuit but it still would need Judge & Jurry trial proving it cost Apple monetary damage or potential loss of competition due to design disclosure to public.

This is corrupt.
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