Apple tries to copyright lowercase "i"

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by cheesyPOOF5, Apr 1, 2007.

Apr 1, 2007
  1. cheesyPOOF5
    OP

    Member cheesyPOOF5 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    419
    Country:
    United States
    Apple has decided to go to court to try to copyright the lowercase letter "i" used in it's products such as the iPod and the Iphone.
    Spokesperon Leeroy Jenkins had this to say on the issue: "Too many companies are trying to rip off our products. When customers see the letter i before a product name, they assume that it's one of our products." These items include the iFan, iTV, iBowl, iBlender, and the iCar.
    SOURCE:http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/01/apple.goe...ourt/index.html
     
  2. .TakaM

    Member .TakaM .II

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,525
    Country:
    New Zealand
    leeeeeeeeeroooooooooy jenkins


    I dont even know what thats from ._.
     
  3. Icarus

    Member Icarus fire walk with me

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,146
    Location:
    Big Appleu
    Country:
    United States
    his too ? [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. cheesyPOOF5
    OP

    Member cheesyPOOF5 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    419
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG] I'm afraid so.
     
  5. fischju_original

    Banned fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,014
    Country:
    United States
    nope, that's a parody and would be protected from a copyright
     
  6. lagman

    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    4,071
    Location:
    Me, To You
    Country:
    Mexico
    Thank you, my faith on April Fools´ jokes is back.

    EDIT:
    Thanks to you and wikipedia-
     
  7. cheesyPOOF5
    OP

    Member cheesyPOOF5 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    419
    Country:
    United States
    Thanks! I tried [​IMG] Worked better than when I tried to hide all of my parents' shoes when I was 7 (they woke up in the process)
     
  8. Mewgia

    Member Mewgia drifter

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,161
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Country:
    United States
    Even though it is a joke, I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
    They ARE the company that tried to copyright the word "pod," after all...They sued some woman for selling a product (which I think was called the "slippod" or something similar) Just because it had the word "Pod" in its name.
    Online source.
    I first read about it in my local newspaper, though.
     
  9. cheesyPOOF5
    OP

    Member cheesyPOOF5 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    419
    Country:
    United States
    Heh, they file a lawsuit for one half, it doesn't work out, so the go for the other.
     
  10. Caoimhin

    Member Caoimhin GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    210
    Location:
    Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
    Country:
    Poland
    Leeroy Jenkins is a World of Warcraft legend!
     
  11. cheesyPOOF5
    OP

    Member cheesyPOOF5 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    419
    Country:
    United States
    No, he's Apple's sales rep!
     
  12. Caoimhin

    Member Caoimhin GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    210
    Location:
    Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
    Country:
    Poland
    And there comes the iCondom! It includes a mp3 with 60GB capacity!
     
  13. Sinkhead

    Former Staff Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    3,692
    Location:
    Across the pond
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Apple is nice, but very expensive. For the price of an iPod I can get two clones off eBay that have better screens and hold more files.
    I think an iPod is more of a fashion thing than an MP3 player. If people just wanted an MP3 player there are many more cheaper and better performing ones...

    - Sam
     

Share This Page