Here’s the link to one of the news articles.
HTC Android Phones Are Being Banned from the US Next Year
The “copyright infringement” stems from the ability to click an address,email address,web address etc from inside a message and it perform the correct response. If it’s an address some mapping software will open up with that address already input, or if it’s a phone number it will call that person etc.
I do not see how this is copyright infringement. This seems to me like it’s a common item to be included in phones. That would be like Microsoft suing others over the use of hyperlinks. Or Ford suing others for including a steering wheel in their cars. Or Herman Melville suing anyone that writes another book about a whale. So my question is this, Is Apple taking a page from Mircosoft’s playbook? Instead of competing with their competition are they going to sue they away? Microsoft has done this many many times.
Microsoft sued Lindows over their name, then when Lindows changed to Linspire(a Liniux based OS with an easy to use GUI) Microsoft threanted Tiger Direct(and who knows who else). They told them if they sold Linspire they would stop allowing them to sell Windows.
Another instance is the issue with Open Office. Microsoft changed the way their MS Office files were saved and renamed the file extension .docx etc. There was no reason for this but to keep Open Office from being able to open their files. After a lawsuit the Judge ruled that Microsoft had to tell Open Office how they save their files.
But in this case the Judge made the wrong decision in my opinion. This case sounds like something The Onion(a fake news website) would come up with .
Do you think they were right in this? Because I sure don’t.