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A court in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou has decided that South Korea's Samsung nicked technology from a local phone outfit.

According to the official organ of the Glorious People's Republic of China, the official Xinhua News Agency, will have to pay $7.3 million to Holley Communications. The technology in question enabled mobile phones to work on both GSM and CDMA networks.

Samsung is refusing to comment, saying it has not received the official notification from the court. However the South Korean press claims that the phone company will appeal. Holley patented the technology in 2002 in China. IT claimed that Samsung sold more than 700,000 mobiles in China.

The Hangzhou court began hearing the case in May, after China's State Intellectual Property Office declared Holley's patent valid. However Holley is financially backed by the Chinese government which is pushing 3G in its glorious five year plan.

It is likely that other foreign companies will also face court action from Holley.
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HAHAHA! The Chinese are suing for copy write infringement!!!


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HAHAHA! The Chinese are suing for copy write infringement!!!


That's what I thought
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HAHAHA! The Chinese are suing for copy write infringement!!!


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Its not infringment, its theft because they are making and distributing something physical. Things like uploading music or movies is infringment as there isnt anything physical.
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Well, yes, but in China they like burning music and movies on CDs and distributing them physically
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The shoe's on the other foot
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don't know how they dare tbh
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Its not infringment, its theft because they are making and distributing something physical. Things like uploading music or movies is infringment as there isnt anything physical.
........no.

It is copyright infringement because they are selling a product that uses a concept that was already patented.

Theft would be Samsung taking a property (i.e. chips) from Holley Communications.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyrig...rison_to_theft
In the US law, the key difference is: "copyright infringement may (or may not) cause economic loss to the copyright holder, as theft does, it does not appropriate a physical object, nor deprive the copyright holder of the use of the copyright. That information can be replicated without destroying an original is an old observation, and a cornerstone of intellectual property law."
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/24/08 at 6:24am
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........no.

It is copyright infringement because they are selling a product that uses a concept that was already patented.

Theft would be Samsung taking a property (i.e. chips) from Holley Communications
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